Rebuilding Third Precinct station will cost $10 million, Minneapolis estimates show
July 15, 2020
Replacing the Third Precinct police station in south Minneapolis will cost an estimated $10 million, according to figures showing the damages to public infrastructure during the riots against the police killing of George Floyd.
The figures, shared by Hennepin County on Monday, are the first valuations of the damage to the police station, which was looted and torched by protesters after officers abandoned their post May 28. The city is estimating $13.8 million in losses, damages and overtime costs related to fires in the days after Floyd was arrested and killed.
The city provided the estimates to Gov. Tim Walz, who requested $16 million in disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) earlier this month. The agency denied the request, and Walz on Tuesday said he planned to appeal the decision.