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RELEASE: Rep. Lee statement on Minn. Police Accountability Act

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SAINT PAUL – Monday night, the Minnesota House approved the Minnesota Police Accountability Act. The legislation, authored by members of the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus, contains strong police accountability reforms and measures to ensure racial justice.

Rep. Fue Lee (DFL – Minneapolis) voted for the legislation, and issued the following statement:

“I’m proud that eight weeks after George Floyd’s tragic murder, the Minnesota Legislature successfully came together to enact a bold package of reforms to strengthen accountability among police. This legislation is only the first step, and with how deeply rooted many status-quo practices are within law enforcement, we must continue examining ways we can improve safety within communities. We can’t bring George Floyd back, but we can keep working to ensure Black, Indigenous, and communities of color are treated with the dignity and respect every human being deserves”

A research summary of the bill is available here.