Minneapolis City Council committee votes to deny city resources to assist Bob Kroll in lawsuits

A Minneapolis City Council committee has voted not to use city resources to help former police union head Bob Kroll in a number of lawsuits he is named in.

After protests last summer, Kroll faces several lawsuits related to his leadership in the union. Kroll retired from the union in January.

The Policy & Government Oversight Committee voted not to indemnify him, meaning the city will not provide him an attorney or other services.

If the council passes the resolution, Kroll would have to pay those fees himself.

The full City Council must approve the measure.