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Minnesota city OKs police changes following Daunte Wright shooting death [Video]

The city council in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, approved a number of police policy changes Saturday night as part of the repercussions of the April 11 police shooting death of Daunte Wright, which drew national attention.

The changes include the creation of a new department of public safety that will be staffed with unarmed traffic officers and a mental health response division, FOX 9 of Minneapolis reported.

The proposals were approved on a 4-1 vote, prompting cheers and applause from members of the public who attended the meeting, the report said.

Officials with the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and other groups had raised concerns about possible changes, including whether unarmed officers would be safe in handling traffic stops, which often lead to dangerous situations.

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"Brooklyn Center did not look to be in the national spotlight on these issues but here we are," Mayor Michael Elliott said …

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