Ilhan Omar Calls for Disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted Friday morning:

The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform.

It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis. Thank you to @MplsWard3 for your leadership on this!

City Council member Jeremiah Ellison tweeted:

We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.

And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together.

We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.

It’s really past due.

City Council President Lisa Bender replied:

Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.