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17 Jun 2020

Minnesota Business Partnership

Minnesota Business Partnership urges lawmakers to adopt policing reforms that address police misconduct & increase accountability and transparency

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Members of the Minnesota Business Partnership believe that true reform must be focused against two critical objectives:

  • Prevention – implement needed policies and practices to significantly reduce the possibility of unacceptable police behavior in the future and strong disciplinary measures to ensure the discipline and removal of those who engage in such behavior
  • Justice – reform investigations, prosecutions and other measures to ensure that perpetrators of racist behavior are held accountable and that the behavior is not repeated
[M]embers of the Minnesota Business Partnership are committed to creating a state that embraces diversity and inclusion, and where all citizens are respected and heard. And we are committed to working with lawmakers and communities of color to reform policing practices to ensure that police receive the training necessary to prevent biased policing and inappropriate use of force and are held accountable... When lawmakers convene for a special session this week, we urge them to pass the reforms below...
  • Create an independent and specialized investigation unit within the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) with the authority to investigate all officer-involved shootings and uses of force that result in death or severe bodily injury...

[Refers to 3M, Allianz, Allina Health, Ameriprise Financial, Andersen Corporation, APiGroup, Apogee Enterprises, Best Buy, Bio-Techne, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Boston Scientific, Bremer Financial Corporation, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Cambria, Cargill, Caribou Coffee Company, CenterPoint Energy, Children's Minnesota, CHS Inc., Comcast, CWT, Davis Family Holdings, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, Delta Dental of Minnesota, Deluxe Corporation, Donaldson Company, Ecolab, EY, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Fairview Health Services, Federated Insurance, Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate, Fredrikson & Byron P.A., General Mills, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Great Clips, Great River Energy, H. B. Fuller, HealthPartners, IWCO Direct, Land O'Lakes, Lazard, Liberty Diversified International, Lunds & Byerlys, Mall of America, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, North Memorial Health, nVent, Otter Tail Corporation, PwC, U.S. Bancorp, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and other companies]