Minneapolis community leaders respond to police department proposals

Minneapolis community leaders on Thursday held a press conference responding to police department proposals.

The group expressed support for Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo a day after he announced his plans to bring reform to the department following the death of George Floyd.

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The group also expressed dissatisfaction with Minneapolis Police Federation President Lt. Bob Kroll, saying, "he must go now."

The union issued its first statement since Floyd's death Wednesday night.

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During the press conference, the group also called for systemic change in the police department, not just reforms.

"We are serious about our support of Chief Arradondo, we're serious about our support and we lift up our mayor [Jacob Frey] for supporting Chief Arradondo, and we want to encourage the mayor to continue to support Chief Arradondo," said Pastor Brian Herron from Zion Baptist Church.

You can watch the full press conference below.