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Minneapolis push to defund police backfires; residents complain of slow response times, increase in crime

FILE: Demonstrators are taken into custody after curfew in Minneapolis, as protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP)

The City Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve $6.4 million in additional funding for the police department.

By Bradford Betz

Fox News

Minneapolis on Friday backtracked on its original push to defund the city’s police department in the wake of George Floyd’s police custody death after residents begged the city to hire more officers, citing longer response times and increased violent crime.

The City Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve $6.4 million in additional funding that police had requested.

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