WATCH: After Defunding Police - Minneapolis Council Members Wonder About Rise In Crime

Eric Scheiner | September 18, 2020

Two months ago Minneapolis City Council members moved to defund their police department. Now, they are asking questions about the rise in crime.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman in a City Council study session on Tuesday.

While discussing the issue of carjacking in the city, Council Member Andrew Johnson wondered, "if an officer does get behind them, I understand that if they speed away  - we have a no chase policy. So, it's very concerning to me just thinking through that process and kind of, how these crimes are structured."

Council Member Andrea Jenkins seems very alarmed. "I thought the task force was really focused on guns, but I see 18 year-olds walking around with sidearms on their - you know, carrying automatic machine-guns."

Really? Seems like you may have a problem in Minneapolis.