Minneapolis Police Department

Minneapolis Withdrawing from Police Union Negotiations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday as he announced the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo during 5/28/2020 press conference

Family-Ordered Autopsy: George Floyd Died of Asphyxiation

An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the Floyd family’s attorneys said Monday.

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U. of Minnesota to Cut Ties with Minneapolis Police Department

The University of Minnesota announced this week that it is cutting ties with the Minneapolis Police Department over the death of George Floyd. The university previously used the Minneapolis Police Department for additional support during football games, concerts, and ceremonies on campus.

People confront police officers during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Chicago, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Minneapolis Police Chief: We’ve ‘Contributed’ to ‘Deficit of Hope’ – ‘Many’ Rioters Weren’t People We Recognized as Residents

During a press conference on Thursday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo stated that there is “a deficit of hope in our city,” and the Minneapolis Police Department “has contributed to that deficit of hope,” but criminality that hurts the community further will not be allowed. He also said that “many of the people that were involved in the criminal conduct” on Wednesday were people that nobody recognized as residents of the city.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo during 5/28/2020 press conference