By Melanie Eversley

The Minneapolis Supreme Court agreed this week to review a case regarding a proposal to replace the city’s entire police department in the wake of the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd under the knee of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin.

The proposal is due to appear on the November ballot and early voting begins Friday.

Three Minneapolis residents have charged that the ballot language approved by local officials is “ … vague, misleading, and fails to identify the ‘essential purpose’ of a Charter amendment.’ “

The movement to replace the department ignited after the death of Floyd, which galvanized protests around the world. A jury found Chauvin guilty of murder in April. He is serving a 22.5-year sentence in the death.

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