Minneapolis rejects move to replace police department

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Image caption, Police officers responding to racial justice protests in 2020 (FILE)

Voters in Minneapolis have rejected a proposal to replace the city's police with a new department of public safety.

The decision comes six months after a white Minneapolis officer was convicted of murder for killing George Floyd.

Floyd's filmed murder led to several days of riots in the city and calls to "defund the police".

Unlike the police, who report to the mayor, the department of public safety would have been jointly overseen by the mayor and the 13-member city council.

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