Minneapolis City Council Approves Police Reform

In a nearly 130-page measure, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved extensive reforms to its policing system after accusations of racist behavior by state agencies.

The changes, if signed by Mayor Jacob Frey, would adjust how officers conduct stops, searches, and arrests. The use of dashboard and body cameras, police training, and responses to mental health calls would also be altered.

Officers would also be barred from searching a person or a vehicle because they smell cannabis, pulling drivers over for broken tail lights, and dispensing chemical irritants as crowd control.

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