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'Layers Of Accountability': Mayor Jacob Frey Signs Temporary Restraining Order Forcing Immediate Reforms In Mpls. Police Dept.Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has signed a temporary restraining order (TRO) with the state of Minnesota, which will force immediate policing reforms for the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Minn. County Attorneys Push For State Attorney General To Handle All Police-Involved DeathsMinnesota’s county attorneys want to give the state attorney general the authority to handle all cases of police-involved deaths.
Minneapolis City Council To Hold Emergency Meeting On Police Department's Future The Minneapolis City Council is holding an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the future of the city's police department.
3 Ex-MPD Officers Involved In George Floyd's Death Make First Court Appearance, Face $1M BailThree former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd will make their first court appearance Thursday afternoon.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Announces 4 Bills Addressing Police, Governmental Response After George Floyd's DeathIn response to the death of George Floyd, Rep. Ilhan Omar announced four bills designed to address police accountability, governmental response, and economic relief for impacted communities. 
Gov. Walz, Citing Credible Threats, Sends National Guard To Clay CountyGov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state's western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence during demonstrations planned in neighboring North Dakota.
Minneapolis Parks Board To Discuss Changing Relationship With Minneapolis PoliceA day after Minneapolis Public Schools terminated their contract and a week after the University of Minnesota cut some ties with the MPD, the Minneapolis Parks board will discuss changing their relationship with the department.
Justin Timberlake Pledges Support For Jailed Twin Cities ProtestersJustin Timberlake has pledged support for Minnesota Freedom Fund, which is paying bail for Minneapolis protesters who can't afford it.
Officials See Extremist Groups, Disinformation In ProtestsAs demonstrations spread from Minneapolis to the White House, New York City and overseas, federal law enforcement officials insisted far-left groups were stoking violence.