Minneapolis City Council issued a restraining order against the city’s police department in the afternoon session.
“We cannot leave the death of George Floyd in vain,” one of the commissioners said.
The restraining order is temporary and will still need the judge’s approval before it is issued.
The order prohibits the police from using bunkers and also requires the police to report and intervene if the prohibited practice is used.
In addition, the Minneapolis Chief of Police must authorize the use of crowd control weapons, such as rubber bullets and tear gas, according to the order.
It also requires disciplinary decisions in a timely manner and allows for civilian reviews of camera shots.
“This is a moment in time when we can completely change the way the police department operates,” said Mayor Jacob Fry.
Fry said there were difficulties in the past in making a change like this and “now we can finally correct this.”
in the order, Which was acquired by CNN, the city council said it hoped to build “towards systematic change.”
Filma Courbill, director of civil rights in Minneapolis, said she hoped “the state legislature will have to work, to change the laws that hinder the city to bring about the needed deep systemic change, and society has been in demand for decades.”