Chief Arradondo's fate murky as Minneapolis ponders future of police
July 20, 2020
While Minneapolis city leaders decide what their Police Department should look like in the post-George Floyd era, the fate of a popular police chief also hangs in the balance.
Although Eighth Ward Council Member Andrea Jenkins and seven of her colleagues pledged last month to replace the city's police force with a "transformative" public safety system, they admitted they didn't have "all the answers about what a police-free future looks like."
Among the lingering questions is the fate of Medaria Arradondo, the city's first Black police chief. On a City Council wracked by Floyd's death at the hands of police, views differ about what the future may bring.