New plan emerges for replacing torched Third Precinct police station in Minneapolis
July 18, 2023
Minneapolis leaders revealed a new plan Monday for what to do about the police station that was torched in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder, the officers who work there, and the surrounding community.
Mayor Jacob Frey, City Council President Andrea Jenkins and others said they're now supporting a "medium term" plan to relocate the Third Precinct to a building on the outskirts of downtown.
The latest twist in the yearslong saga came on the same day that much-anticipated results from a survey of south Minneapolis residents revealed that most respondents with a clear preference would rather rebuild at the existing site than construct a new one several blocks away for twice the price.