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City Council could still, not easily, create a community safety department.
The Minneapolis Charter Commission voted 10-5 to take an additional 90 days to study the measure.
Tensions have been high as the city weighs the future of the Police Department.
The analysis by the City Attorney's Office was recently released ahead of a key vote scheduled for Wednesday on a police charter amendment.
State officials said the city did not give them the detailed information they needed to deploy the Guard until the next day. By then, dozens of buildings had been looted and torched.
The commission's vote could signal trouble for the City Council's proposal to replace the department.
Justice Paul Thissen, writing for the majority, noted that the ordinance contains exceptions for landlords who would face an "undue hardship."
Charter Commission group recommends keeping it off ballot.
Speakers overwhelmingly tell the Mpls. charter panel not to forward their proposal, but for different reasons.
The budget trims roughly $1.5 million from the city's police department — the first substantial cuts since George Floyd's death.