Public hearings set for Nov. 15 and 16
Everyone wants fair and unbiased law enforcement; in the United States today, red flags abound.
There were 19 current and former law enforcement officers involved in the Jan. 6 riot, which was promoted by extremist and hate groups.
A Reuters investigation found a “significant number of U.S. police instructors have ties to a constellation of armed right-wing militias and white supremacist hate groups, a report that adds to a fast-growing body of evidence showing a deadly threat inside U.S. police departments.”
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights released a report in April finding a pattern and practice of racial discrimination in the Minneapolis Police Department.
At a minimum, addressing these problem will require changes to law enforcement’s hiring process, training, and discipline.
The Board of Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) is in the middle of reviewing new rules that would reject job applicants and terminate current officers who support extremist or hate groups, and make other changes.Continue reading