Public Health & Safety Committee

Public Health & Safety (PHS) Committee

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
1:30 p.m. CDT

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The committee approved a $550,000 contract increase with the Minnesota State Patrol for law enforcement services to assist the Minneapolis Police Department. The contract increase was approved by a vote of 3-2.

Council Member Robin Wonsley expressed concerns that the Minnesota State Patrol was not bound by the same legal settlements as the Minneapolis Police Department, and pointed out the killing of Ricky Cobb by the State Patrol in a traffic stop.

The vote was as follows: Yes: Palmisano, Rainville, Vetaw No: Ellison, Wonsley Absent: Payne

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Edited and summarized by the Minneapolis - MN Documenters Team

Note-taking by Josh Martin

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Public Health & Safety (PHS) Committee

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This committee oversees public health and social service programs, including sustainability, civil rights, immigration, and community engagement. It also oversees public safety and emergency management.

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