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Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has cleared the way for Minneapolis to vote on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed.

The state’s highest court overturned a lower court ruling that rejected ballot language approved by the City Council.

The lower court said the wording failed to adequately describe the effects of a proposed charter amendment that would replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety that “could include” police officers “if necessary.”

The Supreme Court was under pressure to rule quickly because early voting opens Friday.

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