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Minneapolis Delegation statement on the City’s delay of police reform talks

Saturday, May 21, 2022

St. Paul, MN - Following the news that the City of Minneapolis has halted further meetings on police reform talks with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minneapolis Delegation in the Minnesota House of Representative issued the following statement:

“As we work to push meaningful, statewide public safety reforms at the legislature, we expect the City of Minneapolis to continue their efforts to work in good faith with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to address the needed reforms to the Minneapolis Police Department. As differences and obstacles arise in these discussions, the best way to address them is by continuing these crucial talks.

“A consent decree should be the goal for city officials, but choosing to halt or delay this process will only prove to damage the trust that desperately needs to be rebuilt between our neighbors and the Minneapolis Police Department.”

The Minneapolis Delegation, all members of the DFL, includes Rep. Fue Lee (59A), Rep. Esther Agbaje (59B), Rep. Sydney Jordan (60A), Rep. Mohamud Noor (60B), Rep. Frank Hornstein (61A), Rep. Jamie Long (61B), Rep. Hodan Hassan (62A), Rep. Aisha Gomez (62B), Rep. Jim Davnie (63A), and Rep. Emma Greenman (63B).