The Minnesota Department of Human Rights’ report on the patterns and practices of the Minneapolis Police Department from 2010-2021 validates what Black residents have been telling us for decades about discriminatory practices by the MPD.
Our community deserves safety. In order to achieve it, elected officials at every level of government must work together. While this report establishes a route for the city and state to work together under a consent decree, we should also insist that the federal government moves forward the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and dedicates additional funding to support the recruitment and retention of high-quality officers, so all residents and visitors to our city and cities across the country feel safe, secure and respected by the police regardless of their race or ethnicity.— Don Samuels
Minnesota Fifth Congressional District Candidate