A special working group looking at ways to reduce the number of police shootings of suspects meets all day at the State Capitol, even as activists call it “another wasted effort to appease the public and delay necessary change.” Michelle Gross with Communities United Against Police Brutality says:
“Over half of the working group is cops. The other 40 percent or so are elected officials.”
Governor Tim Walz said earlier the group is just starting to put something together:
“Give us a chance to fail, I guess, if that’s what they think we’re going to do, but we haven’t even started.”
The working group has public hearings this month and in September and October, then makes recommendations to the legislature and to law enforcement agencies.