“We will have a police authority that our communities consider legitimate, confident and work with their best interests in the heart,” he said. Shortly after the Minneapolis Police Chief fired the officer who knelt George Floyd on the neck, and the three other officers who did not intervene was Lt. Bob Kroll, who heads the department`s police union, for a way to get men`s jobs back. “They were dismissed without proper procedure,” he wrote in an email to the union`s more than 800 senior officers who had fled to the public on June 1. Kroll, who was on stage last year with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally, wrote that he was working narcissistically with the defenders of the four officers and labor lawyers to force the boss to rehire them. In an interview with NPRs All Things Considered Wednesday, Frey spoke of those thoughts amid calls from many of the city`s residents to unload and dismantle the police. If the Council continues with its plan to compensate for police supplements, Minneapolis would be the largest city that does this, but not the first. In 2012, the city of Camden, New Jersey, disbanded its police because it could not afford to put enough public servants on the street and pay them the wages required by its union contract. Instead, the city moved the work of the police to a circular force. Previously, she negotiated with the former members of the union and offered to rehire them all if the union promised not to complain about the dismantling of its department. The union refused the offer and filed a complaint without success. The city then stated that it intended to reinstate less than 50% of the former officers into the new troop, so that it could abolish the old union contract under federal labour law.
In fact, it is very common for gunfire to be knocked down. In a national study of 92 cases between 2011 and 2015, a researcher at the University of Minnesota found that the arbitrators on the officer`s side fired almost half the time. From 2006 to 2017, about 70 percent of the fired officers were reinstated in San Antonio following arbitration, according to a Washington Post analysis. 62 percent have recouped their jobs in Philadelphia and 45 percent in Washington, D.C. In St. Paul, Minnesota, another analysis showed that almost half did. “This is an emotional issue among police chiefs. Doing the hard work, firing an officer, and then returning it to you by the referee, it`s boring,” Walker says. Arradondo, the police chief, agreed with the assessment: “There is nothing more debilitating for a boss from a job point of view” than reintegrating a fired officer, he told reporters on Wednesday. Arradondo added that his legal advisers would consider how parts of the union process that deal with arbitration could be reformed. Frey said the consultants would also consider whether national law should be revised with respect to arbitration procedures.
The Minneapolis Police Division announced Wednesday that it would withdraw contract negotiations from the union police. The head of the department said that the treaty needed to be restructured to provide more transparency and flexibility for real reforms. As members of the Minneapolis Council plan their next steps, they seem to be hoping for a more radical outcome than replacing one font with another, as Camden did.