The city of Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) on the background of mass protests over the killing by police of an African-American George Floyd has announced its intention to disband the city police Department. As writes The New York Times, about this at the meeting on 7 June announced nine representatives of the city Council.
The mayor’s office said that the Department will be dissolved, because in its current form can not be reformed. How it will look like the city police after the reform, the authorities do not know: the plan change has not yet been developed. The municipality promises to attract members of the public to its development.
African American George Floyd died in Minneapolis on may 25 after a tough police detention. Forensic examination confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation (a police officer with his knee pinned Floyd to the asphalt, becoming on his neck).
His death provoked mass protests (sometimes with riots and acts of vandalism), first in Minneapolis and then in the whole country.
In clashes in nine States, killed 11 people, among them – both police and demonstrators.
Four employees of police of Minneapolis, who participated in the arrest of Floyd, was charged.