Increase Accountability and Community Trust
As County Attorney I will create a community advisory board to help develop and support policy changes regarding police accountability. This includes creating an independent advisory panel for police use of force cases and establishing a conviction integrity unit to review credible claims of improper convictions.
It is important that immigrants are able to trust the police and our legal system, because trust and cooperation are essential to public safety. I will protect the Fourth Amendment rights of all of our residents, limit cooperation with ICE, and work to create policies throughout county government that will allow immigrants to trust our local justice system.
Sexual violence prevention
As County Attorney I promise to prioritize sexual violence cases. That means the most talented and experienced prosecutors work on them, they will receive the training they need, and enough attorneys are assigned to adequately handle them.
I will commission and make public a study of how sexual violence cases are handled in Hennepin County, similar to a recent study in Ramsey County. I will put this data to work in service of promoting transparency and accountability. As County Attorney I will work to enhance victim support services both inside and outside the office and work with domestic violence and sexual assault advocates to ensure we are truly hearing victims and doing all we can to hold perpetrators accountable.
Data and accountability
It is essential that we share data including demographic and race data, policy, and outcomes in an accessible location and format. This will be a priority for me as Hennepin County Attorney.
Polluters need to be held accountable for their actions. I’m a dedicated outdoorsman and lifelong environmentalist, and I’ll protect our natural resources using the power of the County Attorney's office to hold poullters accountable across Hennepin County.