George Floyd death: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says police reform among ‘top’ priorities
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Wednesday that he will convene a special legislative session starting Friday, with police reform and building a stronger economy at the top of his priorities. Walz said that he supports the recommendations on police reform and accountability that were introduced by several advocacy groups. The announcement comes after public outcry regarding systemic racism in police forces following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day — a Black man who died in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.