The fight for racial justice must take place across all sectors of society. What are local mechanisms for change when it comes to policing? Who is in control of police budgets? Who makes decisions about hiring and firing? What mechanisms are available for community feedback or filing of complaints? Who decides whether schools have School Resource Officers or not? At this session, we will present some general data about use of force statistics, arrests/convictions, etc. and discuss with local mechanisms for change. The goal of this session is to equip community members with the information they need to advocate effectively for changes they want elected officials to implement.
- Alison Zelms (City Administrator, Mankato)
- Todd Prafke (City Administrator, St. Peter)
- Reggie Edwards (Deputy City Manager, Brooklyn Center)