MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson announced Monday he’s been endorsed by the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis.
Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the federation, said a large reason for the endorsement was due to Johnson’s stance against making Minneapolis a sanctuary city. Johnson’s opponent, Democratic Rep. Tim Walz, is in favor of making Minnesota a sanctuary state.READ MORE: 2nd Man Charged In Minneapolis Gun Battle-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick
“Jeff Johnson stands strongly against sanctuary city and sanctuary state laws and we agree with Jeff that local law enforcement needs to partner with the federal government to ensure public safety and remove the criminal element from cities, states and the country,” Kroll said.READ MORE: 'We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Misconduct In Any Form': Minnesota Colleges Investigating Alleged Sex Competition
The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis represents more than 900 law enforcement professionals. The announcement represents Johnson’s first union endorsement.MORE NEWS: 'We Are Pleasantly Surprised': Minnesota's Corn, Soybean Yields Better Than Expected