Minnesota police chiefs concerned about outcome of Minneapolis poll issue – WCCO



MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – All eyes are on Minneapolis and Question 2 on the ballot. It’s a priority for the Minnesota Association of Police Chiefs Annual Meeting in St. Cloud on Election Day. They too are waiting to see what the voters decide.

Police chiefs tell WCCO that the outcome of question 2 will have an impact on the police profession.

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“I think law enforcement agencies across the state are concerned. I think the only question on the ballot delegitimizes to some extent what we do as police officers, ”said Duluth Chief Mike Tusken.

“If the people who are clamoring for the answer to be yes, they are going to be sorry because it is a very dangerous thing,” said St. Cloud chief Blair Anderson.

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“We have a national crisis with recruiting and we’re all in that situation right now, and I’m sure it’s going to get worse with this,” Maple Grove chief Eric Werner said.

WCCO will have more reaction from the law enforcement community throughout the night and after the polls close.

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