MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday, which authorizes the Commissioner of Public Safety to request firefighting, police and health assistance from cities throughout Minnesota and peace officer assistance from adjoining states.
“We’ve seen visceral pain in our communities over the past week, and that pain has been compounded by violence and destruction by people who do not represent our values, and do not share our goal of justice for George Floyd,” Walz said. “I’m grateful that so many Minnesotans have stepped up by staying home, remaining peaceful, and rebuilding our communities.”READ MORE: Burnsville Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Meth Out Of Hotel Rooms
Executive Order 20-67 directs the Commissioner of Public Safety to coordinate assistance from other jurisdictions and ensure that the assistance is deployed effectively. Minneapolis and Saint Paul have already received offers of assistance from cities in Minnesota.READ MORE: Minnesota Woman Killed By Dump Truck In North Dakota Construction Zone
This executive order is effective immediately.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Hires Lawyer For Appeal