Brooklyn Center City Council to Vote on Eliminating 30 Percent of Police Officer Positions

The Brooklyn Center City Council is slated to vote on $1.2 million worth of budget cuts to the city’s police department, which would effectively reduce the size of the force by 30%.

Although the council considered the measure at a meeting Monday night, the vote did not take place because the discussion lasted until midnight. The council is expected to resume discussion on Thursday.

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Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association Asks Brooklyn Center City Council to Vote No on Defunding Police

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The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association asked the Brooklyn Center City Council to vote ‘no’ on Mayor Mike Elliot’s proposal to cut funding to the police department by 30%. The City Council will be voting during their Monday night meeting.

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