Minneapolis organizers are calling for deeper systemic reform in how Black bodies are policed and the consequences police face for their actions in the wake of George Floyd’s killing and global protests.
Gov. Tim Walz and the Minneapolis City Council announced a list of reforms on Friday for the Minneapolis Police Department, including banning chokeholds and allowing the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department to review body cam footage.
The Racial Justice Network, along with other active organizations such as Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), have already demanded the firing and arrest of the four police officers involved in Floyd’s death, along with revoking their licenses.
Levy-Armstrong said the changes should have been addressed after the deaths of other Black bodies at the hands of police.
Communities United Against Police Brutality will present its complete list of demands to the public on Monday, June 8.