MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities group Thursday called for more accountability when Minnesota officers break the law.
Members of Communities United Against Police Brutality held up protest signs during a meeting of the Minnesota POST Board in St. Paul. That organization oversees standards and training for law enforcement.
The Star Tribune discovered that several hundred officers were convicted of serious crimes, but they never faced discipline and didn’t lose their licenses.
“You haven’t done anything for so long because you knew that nobody was overseeing you or nobody cared,” Dave Bicking of Communities United Against Police Brutality said.
“We were never set up by the legislature, and through our rules, to be the statewide internal affairs,” the POST Board’s executive director Nathan Gove said.
Gove says it does hold officers accountable but will review its standards.