Minneapolis voters reject scrapping police department after George Floyd's murder

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A constabulary conveyance is seen arsenic the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th precinct remains fenced and barricaded arsenic voters determine whether to abolish the constabulary section and regenerate it with a caller section of nationalist information successful the aftermath of George Floyd's execution successful Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Nicole Neri

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Voters successful Minneapolis, wherever George Floyd was murdered by constabulary successful May 2020, connected Tuesday rejected a ballot question that would person dissolved the constabulary section successful favour of a caller Department of Public Safety, the Washington Post projected.

Those who campaigned to support the constabulary section intact said it was excessively risky to spell for a wholesale alteration successful policing successful the city, which is facing a transgression wave. They besides disquieted a nationalist backlash from Republicans would beryllium ignited if Minneapolis embarked connected the change.

Reporting by Brad Brooks and Eric Beech; Editing by Peter Cooney and Tim Ahmann

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