Examining Minneapolis police chief Arradondo's retirement, legacy

A police chief speaks at a podium
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announces his retirement plans at a press conference on Monday. He will leave the department in January, over a year and a half after the murder of George Floyd.
Tim Evans for MPR News

After 32 years in the Minneapolis Police Department, Medaria Arradondo has announced that he will not seek another term as chief of police. He will retire in January 2022.

MPR News reporter Matt Sepic and editor Brandt Williams joined host Cathy Wurzer to talk about the context of the announcement and Arradondo’s legacy. They discussed the support for Arradondo in some Minneapolis communities, how the murder of George Floyd may have factored into Arradondo’s decision and the state of the city’s Police Department.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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