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Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises change

Medaria Arradondo
Posted at 10:47 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 01:47:31-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

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. Messages left with the head of the police union were not returned.