Judge rejects Minneapolis ballot language on policing

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MINNEAPOLIS – A judge has struck down ballot language that aimed to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new agency, saying the wording was misleading and unworkable.

Judge Jamie Anderson issued the order Tuesday just ahead of a deadline for ballots to go to the printer.

The language approved by the City Council would have asked voters whether to replace the police force with a new Department of Public Safety that “may include” police officers, but remove a City Charter mandate that the city have a police department.

The City Council was preparing to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss new language.

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