Public Safety for All
Public Safety is clearly one of the most important issues facing all Minneapolis residents. I am against defunding the police and believe we can work together along with the Mayor and the Chief to reform our current police department. We need to restore safety to our streets again and build back a positive relationship with our police, starting with bringing beat cops back into our neighborhoods. I support using resources we currently have in place, such as Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR) for civilian oversight of police and expanding on the COPE and Co-Responder programs to provide crisis intervention. I support the Executive Mayor amendment and oppose both the Public Safety and Yes4Minneapolis proposals. And, I support Chief Arrondondo and value his 33 years of experience.