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After the murder of George Floyd last May, the Minnesota legislature saw momentum in police reform, passing a ban on choke holds and neck restraints, end warrior-style police training, and increase data collection around police use of deadly force. The recent death of Daunte Wright by police and the conviction of Derek Chauvin for Floyd’s death have renewed focus on police reform, though there has been pushback by Republicans in the Senate.
In the days after Duante Wright was killed, protests occurred nightly in Brooklyn Center. Dozens were arrested and taken to the Hennepin County jail and share about their experiences and the treatment they received.
Since Minneapolis police murdered George Floyd, the medic groups on the ground have tightened their ranks to provide aid to those who need it. They marshal protests, treat the injured and offer community assistance to houseless individuals.