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AFTER-ACTION REPORT REVEALS JACOB FREY, MPD IGNORED EMERGENCY PROTOCOL IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD MURDER

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“The after-action report confirmed it was Jacob Frey’s complete incompetence and lack of preparedness that cost Minneapolis so dearly following George Floyd’s murder – not the peaceful demonstrators and mourners he has repeatedly sought to blame and surveil. Jacob and his political allies deliberately lied about and covered up this report until their re-election campaigns had passed to avoid accountability. It is an egregious abuse of power that further stains a historically dirty election and is yet another example of corruption in the Frey administration.”

We demand accountability, transparency, and justice.

In Minnesota, we don’t need any more traumatic reminders that our public safety systems don’t work. Like Jamar Clark, Thurman Blevins, Philando Castille, George Floyd, Dolal Idd, Daunte Wright, and Winston Smith, Amir Locke and Jahmari Rice should be alive today – but we know that our systems of policing and public safety were never designed to protect them or keep them safe. When a system is designed to maintain white supremacy through violent oppression, it can’t be fixed by propaganda or performative reforms. 

Statement: Minneapolis Budget Must Prioritize Office of Violence Prevention, Invest in Proven Violence Prevention Programs

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(Minneapolis, MN) – This evening, Minneapolis residents and local activists will gather at an online City Council public hearing and to demand the 2022 municipal budget prioritize fully funding the Office of Violence Prevention, including full-time permanent staff and allocating significant resources toward proven public safety strategies.