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Irony: Minneapolis’ frantic search for more police officers

Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd precinct May 28, 2020 Credit: Public Domain

It is a bit ironical, but a few months after Minneapolis city council approved a decision to defund the police, it is now on the verge of approving a plan to bring in police from outside forces to deal with the city’s surging crime rates.

Like no one saw this coming.

In addition to the cuts, the city’s demoralized police force that has been under constant attack by left wing extremists and politicians. This has resulted in many officers leaving the force resulting in shortages on several shifts.

The StarTribune reports;

Minneapolis officials are considering bringing in officers from other jurisdictions to help the city’s Police Department as they face a wave of violent crime and an officer shortage.

If the mayor and City Council approve the plan, officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police would temporarily work with the city, primarily helping to respond to violent 911 calls. […]

The proposal comes about five months after a majority of council members promised to work toward “ending” the Police Department following George Floyd’s death.

The city has struggled to combat a wave of violent crime, recording 74 homicides so far this year.

READ: Minneapolis to consider bringing in outside police officers amid shortage

Within two months of cutting police funding by $1 million, Minneapolis was experiencing a 15% rise in violent crime. READ: ‘Residents say police are nowhere to be seen’: ‘Alarmed’ Minneapolis City Council demands answers from its police chief over 15 percent rise in violent crime – two months after slashing his budget by $1m

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