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Minneapolis police union offers free 'warrior' training, in defiance of mayor's ban


April 25, 2019

Elizabeth Flores - Star Tribune file

Minneapolis Police Union President Lt. Bob Kroll said that he consulted with the police union's attorneys, who said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's directive was unlawful.

In open defiance of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, the union that represents the city's roughly 900 rank-and-file police officers announced that it is partnering with a national police organization to offer free "warrior-style" training for any officer who wants it.

According to a news release posted to the Law Officer website, the free online training - valued at $55,000 a year - is offered to officers for as long as Frey remains mayor. The training, which covers a range of issues, from "officer survival" and leadership to fitness and de-escalation, was designed to ensure that officers could "return home each day to their family regardless of the dangers that they may face and the ignorance of some politicians," the release said.


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