Posted For: MugsMalone
The Minneapolis police department is still struggling to rebuild its forces more than two years after the killing of George Floyd, The Associated Press reported.
The department has been reduced to about a third of its size after officers left, citing post-traumatic stress from the 2020 incident. Floyd’s killing came at the heels of several years of rising homicide and aggravated assault rates.
Now, city officials are still trying to convince individuals to join the force, recently holding a panel for only six attendees at the Minneapolis Police Academy.
“There’s still people who still value us,” Sgt. Vanessa Anderson told potential recruits during the panel, The AP reported. “The community still values us. I really do think that.”