"Defund the police" has become a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that erupted following the killing in custody of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.
Meanwhile in Seattle, a judge ordered police to temporarily halt using tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices to break up peaceful protests.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, however, is against getting rid of the department, and the head of the city's powerful police union, Bob Kroll, appeared on stage last year with President Donald Trump.
Protesters who believe Americans can survive without law enforcement say the budget should be used to confront social problems, including addiction, mental illness and homelessness.
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