At Issue: June 7 — What’s next in George Floyd case, looking ahead to special session

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Nearly two weeks after George Floyd died while in Minneapolis police custody, the pieces are in place for a long journey forward.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is the lead attorney in the criminal case against four fired police officers while Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Ellison is joining calls to "dismantle" the police.

Gov. Tim Walz says now is the time to act and DFL lawmakers unveiled a slate of proposed changes to policing and criminal justice systems in Minnesota. While they want to take action soon, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, says those changes still need time to go through the process.

The legislature is expected to wrestle with a bonding bill, more small business relief and bolstering the state’s coronavirus response in an upcoming special session. This comes days after the governor announced he will continue easing restrictions on Minnesota businesses.