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Minneapolis gathering focuses on a future with a new type of police department


Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

Ebony Chambers with her son Damian Kohel Jr., 4, attended a meeting at North Commons Park to discuss problems and solutions with the Minneapolis Police Department with the community.

Brian Fullman stood on a rise in North Commons Park and asked people to describe how Minneapolis got to this point, where a police killing of a black man sparked global outrage and, finally, a sense that change is possible.

"This is not just about one death," he said, blaming what he called a history of arrogance, complacency and disrespect from the Minneapolis Police Department. "How did we get here, people?"

A man shouted from way in the back. "By being quiet!"


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