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After being booed at protest, Frey says he's still against abolishing police

The Minneapolis mayor opened up on FOX 9.
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In a moment that went viral Saturday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest outside his home after he told the crowd he was against abolishing police.

Now, he's addressing what happened, and reaffirming the stance that forced him to flee the gathering.

In an interview with FOX 9 Sunday morning, Frey said that while he appreciates "people expressing their First Amendment rights, even when it comes to my home," and wants "deep, structural reforms" to policing — he does not support dismantling the police department.

"People still need to be able to call 911 and get a response," Frey told the station, adding that he wanted to be "honest and forthright" about this view with the protesters. 

Frey went on to offer some examples of what kind of police reforms he supports, and address his controversial decision to abandon the police department's 3rd Precinct.

You can watch the full interview by clicking right here. 

If you want to know more about the "defund/abolish the police" movement, check out CNN's breakdown of what advocates are calling for. 

You can also read our story from Sunday afternoon, after a majority of city councilors called for the disbanding of city police.

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