Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey admitted the city has a shortage of police officers Friday, a day after a judge ruled the city needs to hire more cops by June of next year, according to reports.
Frey called the high rate of attrition “problematic” and promised the city will focus on recruitment to bulk up the numbers, FOX 9 in Minneapolis reported.
Hennepin County District Judge Jamie L. Anderson said the city needs to have at least 730 officers by June 30, 2022, or .2% of the population, in a decision over a lawsuit brought by the conservative Upper Midwest Law Center. The city is currently expected to have about 669 officers by next June.
“Minneapolis is in a crisis,” the plaintiffs wrote in the complaint, citing the rise in shootings and homicides and the violent George Floyd protests.
JUDGE ORDERS MINNEAPOLIS TO HIRE MORE POLICE OFFICERS
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