Mpls. mayor says city seeks right mentors for new officers
Pat Sweeney | Aug 4, 2020 AT 12:25 pm
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the city is working to pair new police officers with what he calls “the right individuals” for field training in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly eight minutes. That officer rejected a junior officer's question about shifting Floyd to a new position.
Frey's mention of the new initiative came in an interview in which he was asked about any forthcoming proposals to change the department.
Frey said he remains opposed to a move by a majority of the City Council to eliminate the current department in favor of a new public safety unit.