Post George Floyd, The City of Minneapolis introduced several ideas to defund their own police department.
The death of George Floyd brought an enormous amount of Civil Unrest to Minneapolis. Crime that continues to rise. Homicides in Minneapolis are up 50 percent, with nearly 75 people killed across the city so far this year. More than 500 people have been shot, the highest number in more than a decade and twice as many as in 2019. And there have been more than 4,600 violent crimes — including hundreds of carjackings and robberies — a five-year high. After the (defund the police) movement gained momentum, cities leaders elected to follow along with the movement rather than stand by their officers. The fallout out these public actions were devastating. Many officers have resigned, some have gone to other agencies and many are just not showing up. A recent report shows an enormous shortage of officers. The current state of affairs has left the department with over 200 officers short, and the community is feeling the effects.
A statemeant from a citizen noted that sometimes, they don't even show up.
The police are not presence as much as they used to be, Spann said sometimes when neighbors call 911, the police are either late or don't show up at all