On day two of jury selection in the Derek Chauvin trial, Governor Tim Walz’s 35-million-dollar public safety request remains stalled at the legislature. House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says:

“The House Democrats are the ones holding this up at this point, and they’re holding the bill hostage for what they call police accountability reforms. Some of that we’re okay with, and I gave them a counter-proposal.”

Brooklyn Center Democrat Samantha Vang, who chairs the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus, responds significant police reforms must be in the bill:

“Especially after the events of last summer, we haven’t even gotten to the root of resolving the issue of police brutality.”