Council approves new leader of Minneapolis public safety 'rebranding'


MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - After months of contentious discussion, the Minneapolis City Council has given its approval for Dr. Cedric Alexander to become the city's first commissioner of public safety.

The appointment of Alexander to the new position passed the council with eight "yes" votes, three "no" votes and two abstentions.

"I really enjoyed being able to connect extensively with Dr. Alexander. This is a big role and a big moment. I think based off the information we have... he's the best person for this role right now," said City Council president Andrew Johnson prior to the vote.... Read more


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