Minneapolis to ban 'warrior' training for police, Mayor Jacob Frey says

  • Source: Star Tribune
  • Published: 04/19/2019 12:00 AM

Minneapolis police officers will no longer be permitted to participate in “warrior-style” training, even off duty. Mayor Jacob Frey announced he will ban this popular training style as he presented his State of the City address Thursday, a speech that also introduced a new local fund to combat climate change and emphasized investing in minority-owned businesses, creating more affordable housing and aiding the effort to legalize marijuana in Minnesota. To a roomful of applauding city leaders at Bio-Techne, a lab in northeast Minneapolis, Frey said he believes Minneapolis will be the first city in the country to eliminate “fear-based training” and said the new policy will take effect immediately. The warrior style of policing teaches officers to adopt a mind-set that threats are ever present in their daily work.


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