MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – For one of many first occasions, the highest cop in Hennepin County is making clear the place he stands on the general public security measure on the poll in Minneapolis.
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson says he’s against a poll measure that may dispose of the police division and change it with one thing new totally. Hutchinson says whereas the main points of the plan are unclear, he worries if it passes emergency response will fall on his workplace.
“We are going to help each approach we are able to, however we can not — nor can some other regulation enforcement company within the state — take 911 requires Minneapolis. We don’t have the sources. No person does,” stated Hutchinson, who went earlier than the Hennepin County Board Thursday to request funding to rent 30 further deputies.
With violent crime charges hovering in Minnesota and repeated civil unrest the final two years, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Workplace has been the security internet for overwhelmed police departments not too long ago and he says his workplace is stretched skinny.
“In the event you’re in Hennepin County, you’ve got my 100% dedication that I’ll do no matter I can to maintain you protected when you’re right here however I want a functioning Minneapolis Police Division, similar to I want a functioning New Hope Police Division. We must be companions,” he stated.
Proponents of the poll measure say town wants a multi-layer strategy to public security which incorporates psychological well being professionals and social staff. Whereas the modification would remove the requirement to make use of cops throughout the metropolis, proponents say they don’t plan on taking away police utterly.
“All the pieces they’re speaking about we’re already doing,” stated Hutchinson. “All the pieces they’re speaking about—social staff, and so forth. the Sheriff’s Workplace is already doing it and Minneapolis would do it if that they had correct staffing.”