Civic Buzz – The Minneapolis 2021 Budget—Policing, Violence Prevention, and the Community
January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
When: January 5, 2021, 7:00-8:30PM
Where: Facebook Live, tune in here.
Over the last few months, the Minneapolis City Council, through its budget committee, has reorganized the city’s public safety agenda by shifting dollars, programs and responsibilities of city departments. Our forum will explore the Minneapolis 2021 Budget and its impact on the Minneapolis Police Department, the Office of Violence Prevention, and the community.
We are fortunate to have three speakers from the two departments most impacted by these changes. Medaria Arradondo is Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department and Sasha Cotton is Director of the Office of Violence Prevention. Both have been charged with implementing and managing the public safety programs mandated by the City Council.
In addition, Sergeant Kristopher Brown, MPD5th Precinct, implemented and was manager of the Co-Responder Program until it was suspended in early 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The Co-Responder Program is a three-year, joint effort of Hennepin County mental health professionals and MPD patrol officers, who as a team respond to calls involving residents experiencing mental health crises.
Speakers: 20 minutes each
Q & A: 30 minutes, following last speaker. The Q & A will take place using the Chat function on Zoom. [If it changes to a webinar on zoom, not sure if that has a chat function]
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