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Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors discussed troublesome issues and places with Police Chief Arradando

BY HARVEY WINJE

MUID—Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors discussed issues of public safety with new Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo during a regular monthly meeting September 27th at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.  Serious concern was expressed by several members concerning drug proliferation and human trafficking in specific areas.  The impressive group of Native American elders and leaders conveyed unanimity of concern and dedication as they repeatedly and respectively voiced their willingness and desire to “be a part of the solution.”  Chief Arradondo acknowledged awareness of the issues and the areas by himself and the whole department, expressed appreciation for the sincere concern of the leaders and whole community, and pledged his and the department’s willingness to work together on viable solutions to restore public safety while respecting rights of victims and participants affected by these blights.

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