Walz discusses police accountability, special session to be held Friday

Updated: June 10, 2020 04:43 PM
Created: June 10, 2020 03:02 PM

Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz discussed police accountability and the state's economic recovery. 

Walz also announced that he'll convene a special session of the Minnesota Legislature beginning Friday.


Walz said the priorities will be to pass police reform and accountability, and to build a stronger and more equitable economy following the death of George Floyd. However, lawmakers also failed to reach a deal on a bonding bill in the regular session and is likely to be on the agenda.

"Minnesota is at a turning point. This is our chance to take strong action to combat persistent structural inequities, pass substantive police reform, and build a stronger economy," Walz said. "I look forward to working with the legislature to seize this moment and build a brighter future for Minnesotans."

Copyright 2020 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook

Viewers beware: 'A perfect storm' of pandemic misinformation

Minnesota corn crop on pace for record yield, USDA data shows

More body camera video in George Floyd arrest made public

New Brighton man charged with tearing down, damaging Columbus statue in June

2-year-old in critical condition after shooting in Brooklyn Park

What happens if a student, parent or school is impacted by a positive COVID-19 test?