City leaders provide public safety updates at weekly media briefing (Copied from the city email)
March 18, 2021 (MINNEAPOLIS) Mayor Jacob Frey and other City leaders held another media briefing this morning to share public safety updates, including a new law enforcement partnership planned for 38th and Chicago.
The Minneapolis Police Department is partnering with local and federal law enforcement agencies on a new initiative addressing the rise in gun violence in the 38th and Chicago area. Law enforcement will increase patrols in the neighborhoods and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota will focus on investigating and prosecuting people involved in violent gun crime in the area.
The City’s Office of Violence Prevention has a panel reviewing applications for community patrols to help support community throughout the trial. The City will be selecting community organizations to provide positive outreach and community engagement, support two-way communication between community and the City, provide informal de-escalation, mediation, and conflict resolution if needed, and share information about existing City and community resources and supports. The community patrols are expected to start working later this month.