An 8 p.m. curfew was in effect, but a group of Minneapolis cops weren’t keeping the peace — they were sowing chaos.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey denounced the “behavior and language” in the videos as “antithetical to the department we are striving to build.”
She blasts the “shocking level of impunity” on display in the footage, underscoring the cruel irony that the police that night were brutalizing “people protesting police brutality.”
The cops appeared to be caught up, she says, in a warrior mindset of “us versus them.”.
Decrying the “terrorism at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department,” she insisted, “It is beyond time for a paradigm shift.”.
Voters would do well to consider a complete overhaul of a police system that is “broken,” says Nelson, the local ACLU director.
She says city leaders have adopted some policies that are progressive on paper, but have not changed behavior in the department. »