The City of Minneapolis has been working for several months on a comprehensive public safety plan in preparation for the upcoming trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. MPD Chief Medierra Arradando says time and communication have been keys to planning…

“We’re very fortunate that we have enough time to plan and try to go over those plans quite honestly, over and over again so that we have the best plans that we can present to the mayor and other stakeholders or the leaders to ensure our city’s safety.”

The jury selection for the trial is scheduled to begin the week of March 8th at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. At the city’s request, Governor Tim Walz has activated the Minnesota National Guard to provide public-safety assistance to Minneapolis and Saint Paul during the upcoming trials of the former officers involved in Floyd’s death.