One Year After the George Floyd Killing – Community Rebuilding & Police Reform
The events last summer following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police shook the city of Minneapolis to its core. Days of riots and unrest destroyed scores of business, particularly in the Lake Street area, where rebuilding is still taking place. Many parts of the community have pulled together to assist with the rebuilding as well as tackle the broader community issues that also in the wake of the George Floyd killing even more than one year later.
Sharon Sayles-Belton, vice president of alliances and partnerships at Thomson Reuters and former mayor of Minneapolis, and Rick Anderson, senior principal and former COO at Fish & Richardson discuss where things stand – more than one year later – in that most affected area of Minneapolis that was really Ground Zero for the events of last year, as well as in the broader community, and on the broader issues of racism and policing that are still being grappled with in Minneapolis and beyond.
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