MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after Governor Tim Walz announced that Attorney General Keith Ellison would lead the prosecution in the George Floyd Case, a move she called for last week.
This is major progress.
Here are two more steps Governor Walz can take to respond to George Floyd’s murder:
1. Call on the police board to revoke all 4 officers’ law enforcement licenses
2. Reject any attempt to criminalize peaceful protest
In Minnesota, police licenses can be revoked by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Board. In recent years, Republican Minnesota lawmakers have attempted to criminalize certain peaceful protests and charge protesters fines for exercising their rights .
You can read the full statement here.