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Minneapolis Public Schools terminates contract with Police Department over George Floyd's death


Elizabeth Flores – Associated Press

People stood in line for donations at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Public Schools has severed its decadeslong relationship with the city's police department in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody.

The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to terminate the MPD's contract to provide school resource officers. The district will cease further negotiations with the department and Superintendent Ed Graff must come up with a new plan for school safety by the board's Aug. 18 meeting.

"I value people and education and life," school board chairwoman Kim Ellison said in an interview. "Now I'm convinced, based on the actions of the Minneapolis Police Department, that we don't have the same values."


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