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Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD

 

Last updated 10/8/2021 at 6:42pm



Steve Karnowski

The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who doesn’t even live in the city.

Angie Craig declared it “shortsighted, misguided and likely to harm the very communities that it seeks to protect.” She warned that it could push out the city’s popular Black police chief.

Craig’s district covers a suburban-to-rural and politically divided region south of the city, but her willingness to jump in...



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