Minneapolis is considering a ban on most uses of facial recognition technology by its police and other municipal departments.A proposal, which has been quietly discussed for months among a coalition of progressive groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, was signed off on without discussion by a City Council committee Thursday. The matter will next be taken up at a public comment session on Feb. 10 before going to the full council for a final vote on Feb. 12.If successful, the motion could signal a wave of reforms over the use of military and surveillance equipment following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The POSTME coalition, which stands for Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology and Military Equipment, lobbied for a ban on the use of facial recognition by police in Minneapolis, among other reforms.