Mayor Jacob Frey responds to new measures announced by Minneapolis police chief

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday praised Police Chief Medaria Arradondo's moves to suspend contract negotiations with the police union and implement new measures to monitor officers' behavior.

Watch Mayor Frey's statement in the video player below:

“We don’t just need a new contract with the police,” Frey stated. “We need a new compact between the people of Minneapolis and the people trusted to protect and serve – and we need to go farther than we ever have in making sweeping structural reform. 

“Additional accountability between the people and the police needs to be matched with internal ability to closely monitor police behavior and intervene early to prevent more tragedy. I applaud the Chief’s courage, continued resolve to challenge the status quo, and clear message for the people of Minneapolis.”

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