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Anthony Ostlund represents Minneapolis Community members challenging unlawful public safety ballot question

August 30, 2021

Today, Anthony Ostlund attorneys Joe Anthony, Norm Pentelovitch, and Cory Olson, filed a petition and motion for injunctive relief on behalf of three Minneapolis residents asking the Hennepin County District Court to enjoin the Minnesota Secretary of State and Hennepin County Auditor from distributing election ballots containing a misleading and incomplete ballot question approved by the City Council that, if approved, would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department without any replacement.

The Petition also asks the Court to order that the City and City Council revise the language of the ballot question because the ballot question conceals from voters that within 30 days of approving the amendment the Minneapolis Police Department would be abolished, with no plan to replace its critical public safety functions.

If the Court does not grant this relief, Minneapolis residents will be irreparably injured by voting on a matter of critical importance without being presented with all the facts necessary to make such an important decision.

A copy of the Petition can be found here.

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