Minneapolis City Council narrowly approves plan to bring in outside police officers to help
The measure now heads to Mayor Jacob Frey, who has said he supports it.
By Liz Navratil Star Tribune NOVEMBER 13, 2020 — 12:09PM
Minneapolis City Council narrowly approved a plan Friday that allows the city to bring in outside police officers to help amid a shortage.
The additional officers — likely from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police — would help the city respond to 911 calls and violent hot spots amid a rise in violent crime.
The proposal drew a fiery discussion when it went through a council committee earlier this week but passed Friday without any further discussion.