Mayor: Minneapolis police union backs 'warrior' training ban
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police union has reversed course and agreed to the mayor’s new policy banning “warrior-style” training for officers.
The Star Tribune reports Mayor Jacob Frey announced Friday that the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis will be “fully complying” with the policy.
The union had first responded to Frey’s ban by partnering with a national police organization to offer the training, which addresses issues such as officer survival, fitness and de-escalation. Frey said the union came around after its leaders met with Chief Medaria Arradondo this week.
Frey says “fear-based” training violates community policing values.
The debate over training comes in the middle of the ongoing murder trial of Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman in 2017.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com