Minneapolis City Council Members Using Private Security After Voting to Abolish Police

Posted on June 29, 2020 11:09 am
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Members of the Minneapolis City Council have enlisted private security firms at taxpayer expense after voting unanimously to dismantle the city’s police department.

At least three council members are under private protection costing some $4,500 per day, according to local media.

Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham, and Alondra Cano claim they have received threats while pushing to defund the Minneapolis Police Department.

“Asked why Minneapolis Police are not providing security services to the three council members, a city spokesperson said MPD resources are needed in the community,” Fox 9 reports. “The hourly cost of private security is similar to the cost for