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RELEASE: Rep. Garofalo Statement on Defunding Minneapolis Police Department

Monday, June 08, 2020

ST. PAUL – State Representative Patrick Garofalo, R-Farmington, issued the following statement regarding an announcement from nine Minneapolis City Council members that they will “begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department.”

“Before the Minneapolis City Council defunds or disbands the Minneapolis Police Department, there needs to be legislative hearings on what the consequences of that would mean for our region and state. Legislators cannot sit by silently while a rogue city council drives our state into anarchy.”