Senator John Marty Disappointed in Senate’s failure to pass Meaningful Policing Reform

Saint Paul, MN – The Minnesota Senate adjourned the 2020 special session tonight without finishing the work Minnesotans are calling for. Following adjournment, Senator John Marty released the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed by the Senate Republicans’ decision to adjourn without enacting meaningful police reforms. Tens of thousands of Minnesotans have rallied and protested, and the whole nation is watching – demanding we pass bold legislation that holds our police accountable and protects our Black and Brown communities. We have an opportunity to make real change that addresses systemic racism. The goal is not to pass trivial legislation so we can pretend we did something. If the horrific killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police doesn’t spur transformational change, nothing will. We cannot settle for anything less.”

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