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Timeline of Events

March 15, 2022

The Ethics Officer and Ethics Board dismiss the complaints against the Mayor and publicly pledge not to investigate any other complaints regarding Amir Locke’s death at the hands of MPD.

March 14, 2022

Mayor Frey releases a new policy proposal for a "full prohibition" of applying for and executing no-knock and no-announce search warrants that again, doesn't fully ban the practice.

March 7, 2022

The After Action Civil Unrest Review is published revealing a total failure in Mayor Frey’s leadership during the response.

March 4, 2022

The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis and City reach a tentative contract agreement. The agreement includes no changes to disciplinary and grievance sections in the contract.

March 3, 2022

An investigation by MIT Technology Review reveals a sprawling, technologically sophisticated system designed for closely monitoring protesters in MN – known as Operation Safety Net – expanded far beyond its publicly announced scope to include expansive use of tools to scour social media, track cell phones, and amass detailed images of people’s faces. Entirely new titles and positions were created within the Minneapolis Police Department that leverage new surveillance technologies and methods. This report shows technologies and tools have recently made anonymous free speech nearly impossible.

Feb 25, 2022

Mayor Frey and Council member Palmisano announce records restructure and all data requests will be initially processed by a team from the Office of the City Clerk.

Feb 11, 2022

Residents of Minneapolis submit over 1,000 ethics complaints against Mayor Frey to City Hall.

Feb 4, 2022

Mayor Frey introduces a new “moratorium” on no knock warrants but does not ban the practice.

Feb 2, 2022

Amir Locke is shot and killed by Minneapolis Police Department Officer, Mark Hanneman.

January 2022

MPD Staffing study is released, showing that alternatives to police are a viable route and could reduce the MPD workload by up to 27% or more and would require fewer officers on patrol.

November 2021

Mayor Jacob Frey wins reelection, after campaigning on his ability to reform MPD and writing on his campaign website that he has banned no-knock warrants.

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