Mayor Hodges Welcomes Opportunity to Build Trust between Community and Police
National Initiative Brings Experts in Community Collaboration and Policing Equity to Minneapolis
June 17, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) Today Mayor Hodges met with representatives from the Department of Justice’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice to exchange ideas on how the Initiative can best work with the city to improve trust and relationships between the community and law enforcement.
The Initiative will invest in training, evidence-based strategies, policy development, and research. Minneapolis is one of six cities chosen to participate in the Initiative.
“This week the City of Minneapolis has undertaken another critical step in our work to achieve One Minneapolis, a city where your success and your safety is not determined by your class, race, or zip code,” said Mayor Betsy Hodges. “We now have another tool to aid us in this pursuit thanks to the National Initiative. The Initiative will brings in resources and national experts in procedural justice, racial reconciliation, and implicit bias to help guide Minneapolis as we continue our work to build trust between our community and law enforcement.”
Published Jun 17, 2015