Minneapolis Police Federation issues first statement since death of George Floyd

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Late Wednesday night, the Minneapolis Police Federation issued a statement saying it wants to be a part of the process going forward.

For the first time since the death of George Floyd, the federation, through the Minneapolis Police Union's attorney, has acknowledged the death of George Floyd was "senseless and the public rightfully expects that talk is not enough and changes must actually be made."

The federation also notes the change needs to happen to "prevent another horrific event such as this or even less egregious types of misconduct."

It goes on to say the union has supported police reforms in the past, but said it isn't the fault of the union that those changes have not been successful. It states, "rather management has failed to implement those change the parties agreed to make."

To read the full statement, click here.

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