A majority of councillors of the city of Minneapolis, great american city, where occurred the tragedy which has claimed the life of George Floyd, pledged Sunday to withdraw the funding and to dismantle the police department of the city.
The information, first reported by the local media The Appeal, has been confirmed by numerous us media, including the New York Times and CNN.
Claiming that the police, which has been the subject of many accusations of racism in the past, could not be reformed, nine of the 13 members of the council have taken the commitment to dismantle it.
The city council intends to replace in the long-term sustainability of the police service by a public safety system, led by the community.
“The idea of having no police service is certainly not envisaged in the short term”, said the president of the council, Lisa Bender, the network CNN.
This commitment occurs 13 days after the death of George Floyd, the black American who died after a police intervention during which the officer Derek Chauvin has pressed his knee on the neck of his victim for many minutes.
His death has triggered a wave of anger and demonstrations in Minneapolis, and then in the rest of the United States, before spreading to the whole world. For a second weekend in a row, protesters took to the streets of many major cities around the world, including in Canada, to protest against racism and police brutality.
More details to come.