Elliott, Frazier, Omar Part of Police Reform Roundtable Discussion
As debates continue over police reforms, several local elected leaders gave updates on changes they’re trying to implement.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, state Rep. Cedrick Frazier (DFL-New Hope) and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-5th District) took part in a virtual roundtable discussion on public safety Thursday afternoon.
The proposed changes they talked about range from additional police accountability measures to funding for violence prevention groups.
In Brooklyn Center, the city approved sweeping changes in policing after an officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.
The changes the city wants to enact include having unarmed professionals respond to mental health calls and traffic stops.
“We’re telling people this is just about adding tools to our toolbox. Right? Just creating more options for us for when our community is in need,” said Mayor Elliott. “And I think that has gone a long way to really helping people who may at first, not fully understand or disagree with what they may have heard is in the resolution.”
You can see the full public safety discussion on the Facebook page of the organization, Local Progress.