Governor Tim Walz tells lawmakers he’s getting ready for the first George Floyd officer trial, regardless of whether lawmakers approve his 35-million-dollar public safety request. Stalemate continues in the Minnesota House over proposed police reforms — which Saint Paul Democrat Carlos Mariani says law enforcement groups do not oppose:
“It almost seems like… the Republicans are looking for a reason not to support public safety and support the police.”
Although major law enforcement groups are officially neutral, some officers oppose the changes — which House Deputy Minority Leader Anne Neu Brindley says should be removed from the bill:
“The House Republicans have put forward a really valuable proposal. It really is the compromise position. It funds our police response and leaves the partisanship aside.”
Democrats respond the death of George Floyd and others is the reason why police reforms are needed.