Park Board to vote on resolution to rejoin Minneapolis police partnership

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The Minneapolis Park Board is expected to make a decision Wednesday on whether to rejoin a partnership with the city’s police department.

As previously reported, the board had previously decided to cut ties with the department nearly two years ago following the killing of George Floyd, but last month, a committee voted to repeal the resolution that ended the partnership.

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Park board members raised concerns over low staffing among park police and whether they would be able to cover large events planned for this summer.

Asking for help from the Minneapolis Police Department isn’t the first move the Park Board has made to help with its security workload. It says the Minnesota State Patrol, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Transit Police Department and the University of Minnesota Police Department have all said they cannot help.

Wednesday’s meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Check back for updates.

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