Includes investigation findings, the consent decree between the MN Dept. of Human Rights and the City of Minneapolis, the Independent Evaluators team, an FAQ section, and the temporary court order requiring immediate changes by the City and MPD.
Order approving the proposed court order filed by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, with stipulation by the city of Minneapolis, that requires the Minneapolis Police Department to implement initial structural changes, as part of the Department of Human Rights civil investigation.
The Minneapolis City Council resolves to begin a year-long "process of community engagement, research, and structural change to create a transformative new model for cultivating safety in our city." Under the resolution the Council created a Future of Community Safety Work Group, which will "report back to the Council by July 24, 2020 with a set of preliminary recommendations for engaging with specific cultural and stakeholder groups, the community at large and relevant experts that can partner with the City to help Minneapolis transition to a transformative new model for cultivating community safety."
Proposed ballot measure that would ask Minneapolis voters to amend the City Charter to create a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention and remove the Police Department as a charter department.
Considering a proposal to amend the Minneapolis City Charter to address the creation of a new Charter Department to provide for community safety and violence prevention, and the removal of the Police Department as a Charter Department, Article VII and Article VIII.
The Minneapolis Charter Commission's Public Safety Workgroup will study and make recommendations on the proposed amendment to create a new Community Safety & Violence Prevention Department and remove the Police Department from the Charter. This site includes proposed amendments, public comments, and reference materials.
BLVC is committed to a long term vision in which ALL Black lives not only matter, but are able to thrive. What we know to be true in order to create this world is that oppressed people, especially Black people, need to build collective power in order to create systems transformation. Through the development of powerful strategic campaigns, we seek to expand the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.
"Communities United Against Police Brutality is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis." The website includes documents, reports, newsletter and other educational and advocacy-related materials, including the report, "What Will It Take to End Police Violence? Recommendations for Reform"
"MPD150: working towards a police free Minneapolis
MPD150 is a participatory, horizontally-organized effort by local organizers, researchers, artists and activists. It is not the project of any organization. We stand on the shoulders of the work that many organizations have been doing for years and welcome the support of everyone who agrees with our approach. We hope that the process we are developing will help organizers in other cities to establish practical abolitionist strategies."
Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. The website includes links to various publications (fact sheets, tool kits, press releases).
SURJ-TC is a Minnesota chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) — a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.
Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. SURJ works to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.