Increase Accountability and Community Trust

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Photo credit: Star Tribune

Police Accountability

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.

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Photo credit: Star Tribune

immigration

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.  

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Photo credit: Public Radio International

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.

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Photo credit: MinnPost

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. 

 

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Photo credit: MPR News

environmental justice

Polluters need to be held accountable for their actions. I’m a dedicated outdoorsman and lifelong environmentalist, and I’ll protect our natural resources and using the power of the County Attorney's office to hold poullters accountable across Hennepin County.