Minneapolis Public Schools votes to terminate service with MPD for school resource officers

Minneapolis Public Schools voted Tuesday to terminate its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department for services of school resource officers. 

The board passed the vote unanimously.

The issue came before the board following the death of George Floyd, who died while he was in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. 

Minneapolis Police Department Deputy Chief Erick Fors made the following statement regarding the decision: 

"The Minneapolis Police Department appreciated the opportunity to provide years of service to the Minneapolis Public Schools through the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The relationships that were built were impactful not only for the students and staff, but for the officers who had a calling to work with our youth through mentorship and engagement. We will continue to work in cooperation with the Minneapolis Public Schools regarding safety and security issues."