Minneapolis City Council votes to cut millions from the police budget

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 31: A police officer wearing a body cam is seen during a demonstration on May 31, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Across the country, protests have erupted following the recent death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
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02:39 - Source: CNN
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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.