By Tyler Olson
The Minneapolis City Council, the city where George Floyd earlier this year died while in the custody of its police department, passed a budget Thursday morning that will cut its police funding by $8 million and use the money for mental health and violence prevention programs.
The plan for the shifting of police funding, called “Safety for All,” follows the city council’s stalled attempt to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department earlier this year. Minneapolis is where the widespread protests against racism and police brutality — which often turned into riots — started before spreading around the country.
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