City, county leaders discuss Walz’s proposed public safety plan

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City and law enforcement leaders held a news conference regarding a proposed public safety plan made by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, and how it would impact communities across Hennepin County.

At 11:30 a.m., Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Brooklyn Park Mayor Hollies Winston, Hennepin County Sheriff Dawanna Witt and Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara – among others – spoke on the topic.

The public safety plan would allow funds to be given to public safety departments.

As 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported earlier this year, Walz’s administration announced a revised state budget proposal that would increase the amount of funds being awarded to law enforcement agencies. The proposal calls for up to $550 million to be distributed to cities, counties and tribal governments.

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