U of M student team to address policing

Published 8:20 am Monday, February 12, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Student leaders at the University of Minnesota are setting up a team to address minority and LGBT issues in campus policing.

The Minnesota Student Association is forming a student-led engagement team to facilitate discussions between the University of Minnesota Police Department and students.

MSA President Trish Palermo told the Minnesota Daily that they’re reaching out to communities that have expressed concerns with police relationships, including students of color and LGBT students.

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Palermo said she reached out to sophomore Michelle Abdon, who started the (hashtag) #UMPDListen campaign on Facebook.