Find Mediators Near You:

Unity in Community Mediation Team receives $50,000 grant to help monitor Minneapolis police

Unity in Community Mediation Team receives $50,000 grant to help monitor Minneapolis police

A group designed to help reform policing received its first-ever funding Monday to help them monitor the Minneapolis Police Department.

The Minneapolis Foundation granted $50,000 to the Unity in Community Mediation Team (UCMT) to continue community engagement work to transform policing.

“We’re gonna put this money to work to help the community engage with this process of reform and transformation of public safety in our city of Minneapolis,” said UCMT’s Mark Anderson.

UCMT will use the money to open up satellite offices.

“We’ll open up these sites within our community where communities feel safe and not threatened and where they’ll feel more comfortable coming, filing complaints and get involved with the consent decree,” said UCMT’s Rev. Ian Bethel.

The offices open after Labor Day at seven community sites. But with this move in a forward direction, there are serious concerns.

“We must get some transparency with this whole process of hiring in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Bethel said.

This group wants an immediate meeting with Mayor Jacob Frey to discuss what Chief Brian O’Hara knew or didn’t know before hiring of Tyler Timberlake, a former police officer who was accused but acquitted of abuse while on duty in Virginia.

Read the complete article here.

Featured Mediators

ad
View all

Read these next

Category

Oregon Supreme Court on Mediation Confidentiality

Business Conflict Blog by Peter Phillips On December 10, 2015, the Oregon Supreme Court released an opinion in a case that required it, for the first time, to consider whether...

By F. Peter Phillips
Category

Witnesses in Arbitration – California Arbitration Act

From the JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleTestimony and documents may be obtained in arbitration in accordance with the parties’ agreement, the applicable institutional arbitration rules and provisions of law...

By Richard Chernick
Category

Maybe, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

Conflict Management Blog by Cinnie NobleThere are times when I’ve found myself reacting poorly to something another person says or does and then, discover I misinterpreted their intent. This may...

By Cinnie Noble
×