MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Three Minneapolis City Council members who were trying to advance a proposal to replace the police force with a new agency are dropping that effort after a similar citizen-led approach made it onto the November ballot.

The council members formally withdrew the proposal they drafted. They cited possible confusion for voters between the council members’ ballot question and a similar proposal put forth by a local political group.

The efforts were moving ahead simultaneously after a similar attempt to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death was blocked last year.

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