St. Paul, MN - Today, following months of negotiations, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the City of Minneapolis agreed to a consent decree that will bring about transformational changes to the city’s police department to address race-based policing and improve public safety.
State Representatives serving Minneapolis in the Minnesota House released the following statement in support of the agreement:
“It has been a long road to this moment, but the consent decree reached between the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights will bring changes and accountability our communities have been asking for. This is a crucial step, and we thank the city and state officials for their tireless efforts in reaching this agreement.
“Our city is safer when those sworn to protect it do so in a system that is free of racism, misogyny, and disrespect. Today’s news brings us closer to rebuilding the necessary trust between residents and the MPD.”
The Minneapolis Delegation, all members of the DFL, includes Rep. Michael Howard (51A), 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. Aisha Gomez (62A), Rep. Hodan Hassan (62B), Rep. Samantha Sencer-Mura (63A), and Rep. Emma Greenman (63B)