Minneapolis leaders to hold listening session Monday to help with search for new police chief

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Minneapolis leaders will host a community listening session Monday night as the search for the city’s next police chief continues.

The first of five sessions will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Folwell Park building.

Council Member LaTrisha Vetaw and the mayor’s police chief search committee will be in attendance.

Committee members include current members of the Minneapolis City Council, as well as business, faith and civil rights leaders in the community.

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The council will use the feedback they get in the sessions in their nationwide search.

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Other sessions will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • Thursday, April 21 at the Elliot Park building.
  • Monday, April 25 at the Powderhorn Park building.
  • Wednesday, April 27 at the Logan Park building.
  • Tuesday, May 3 at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park building.

Medaria Arradondo, who previously served as the city’s police chief, left on Jan. 15, 2022, after having served as chief since 2017.

Deputy Chief of Professional Standards Amelia Huffman was then named the interim chief shortly after Arradondo announced he wouldn’t seek another term as chief.