The Sacramento Bee, July 2020
Students at the University of Minnesota immediately condemned George Floyd’s killing, complained of clashes with officers and demanded that the school end its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department.
The department acts as if “Black bodies are expendable,” students wrote in a petition after Floyd’s slaying in late May while in police custody.
The university, however, did not sever ties with Minneapolis police. University President Joan Gabel announced a scaling back of the college’s reliance on the department for services like support with large events, but not with some patrols and investigations.