Minneapolis leaders discuss public safety improvements, accountability

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Monday, city leaders discussed recommendations to improve public safety in Minneapolis.

A news conference including members of a Community Safety Work Group was held at 12:30 p.m.

Group members discussed recommendations to improve public safety, improving officer recruitment efforts, including strategies for increasing police accountability and expanding violence prevention and behavioral crisis response programs.

Some of the recommendations included improving oversight and coordination within the Minneapolis Police Department, improving training through specific actions, strengthening disciplinary systems and expanding other violence prevention programs.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he plans to consider the group’s recommendations in the coming weeks as he finalizes his budget proposal for next year.

Frey convened the group in December. The 22-member panel then had five full group meetings over five months, as well as an in-person community engagement forum, before compiling its report.

CLICK HERE to read the group’s full report.

You can watch the entire news conference in the video player above.