The nine council members, which include the council president and vice president, took the stage at Powderhorn Park to announce their intentions.
"Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed and will never be accountable for its actions," they said. "We are here today to begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department and creating a new, transformative model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis."
With the support of the nine of the 13 council members, they have created a veto-proof supermajority in support of dismantling the police department.
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