Violent crime, including shootings and homicides, has surged since the Minneapolis City Council announced plans to “dismantle” the police department in the wake of ‘George Floyd’ riots that rocked the city last May.

The police department says it began the year with a total of 817 officers – 60 fewer than 2020 – but just 638 are available to work due to resignations, retirements, and extended leaves.



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