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Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Accelerated Review of Decision Requiring Mandated Minneapolis Police Funding

On August 10, the Minnesota Supreme Court denied the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Frey’s petition for accelerated review in the Spann decision requiring the City to take immediate action to fund an adequate police force as required by the City Charter.

The Supreme Court denial means the case will proceed as usual to the Court of Appeals, if the City continues its appeal. In the meantime, the 2020 Census will be out in September, and the City needs to take action now to hire the number of officers the Charter and Judge Anderson’s order require based on the 2020 Census.

The order is attached.

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