The Minneapolis Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to terminate the district’s contract with MPD, which provided school resource officers at school buildings.
“Minneapolis police, individual officers and the city have work to do. And until they demonstrate they have done that work, we need to separate our relationship.”
Despite the contract’s termination, the police department will continue to “work in cooperation with the Minneapolis Public Schools regarding safety and security issues,” MPD Deputy Chief Erick Fors said in a statement to CNN.
“The relationships that were built were impactful not only for the students and staff, but for the officers who had a calling to work with our youth through mentorship and engagement,” Fors added.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is also considering severing its ties with the police department.
“This severe undermining of trust and safety by Minneapolis Police does not support the Mission of the MRPB and has no place in our parks,” the board added.
The Park Board will also vote on a resolution that calls to redesign the uniform of park police officers so that it different from the design of city police.