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NEW YORK (77 WABC) — The Minneapolis Police Department is withdrawing from police union contract negotiations. It’s the first step in what Chief Medaria Arradondo said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
“It’s going to be a heavy lift. It’s going to be some hard work, but I am determined that we are going to be on the right side of history,” Arradondo said.
Arradondo said Wednesday that a thorough review of the contract is planned. He said the contract needs to be restructured to provide more transparency and flexibility for true reform. He also promised to use new research and strategies to identify problem officers early and intervene.
Minneapolis police chief says the department working to rebuild trust with its community:
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