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."

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