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Minneapolis Police Department down at least 100 officers

Minneapolis Police Department down at least 100 officers

Created: August 02, 2020 11:54 AM

The Star Tribune reports that the Minneapolis Police Department is down at least 100 officers since George Floyd's death.

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According to the Star Tribune, this accounts for over 10% of the force.

Over the past two months, the Star Tribune say 40 police officers have resigned, been fired or are in the process of leaving the force and another 75 have taken a medical leave of absence for post-traumatic stress disorder they say was caused by the protests following Floyd's death.

Residents in the area told the Star Tribune that police are taking longer to respond to emergency calls, as homicides, shootings and robberies have increased.

MPD officials, not authorized to speak publicly, told the Star Tribune that the department could lose as much as a third of its workforce by the end of the year.

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