Some Minneapolis activists doubt disbanding police will work

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AMY FORLITI and MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd's death was the breaking point for some Minneapolis civic leaders, who now say the only way to fix the city's embattled police department is to take it apart. But it's not clear how they would do that, and groups that have spent years shining a light on police brutality aren't even sure it's the answer. "We're dismantling our police department," City Council member Jeremiah Ellison tweeted on Sunday, the same day he and a majority of the council proclaimed support to disband the force to cheering protesters at a Minneapolis park. "And we won't be silent. We'll be loud. We'll fight. We'll win." But dismantling an entire department is exceedingly rare. It was done in Camden, New Jersey, and was talked abo
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