After the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last year, officials in Minneapolis are working on a consent decree to address police misconduct in the city. A consent decree is a court order that is the result of negotiations between government officials and stakeholders that requires certain reforms and changes to be implemented. In this case, the consent decree would be overseen by a federal judge and would require the Minneapolis Police Department to make specific changes to address concerns raised by community members and the Department of Justice. This is seen as a vital step in addressing police brutality and ensuring accountability for law enforcement officials. Mayor Jacob Frey stated that this work is foundational to the health of their city and has the power to affect lasting and generational change.
Today: December 4, 2023