The Minneapolis City Council voted to redirect $7.77 million from the police budget to other programs, according to a news release early Thursday.
The city’s budget for 2021 included “Safety for All” amendments that redirect those funds toward “preventing violence and building community well-being,” according to the release obtained by CNN from Council Member Steve Fletcher.
This is the first budget the city has passed since the death of George Floyd in May. A former Minneapolis police officer has been arrested in Floyd’s death after kneeling on his neck during an arrest. The death sparked months of protests over police brutality and racial injustice.