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Statement from the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) regarding the death of George Floyd:

May 27, 2020


Members of the media and the public have inquired if the tactic shown in the video reflects POST Board learning objectives. The tactics displayed in the widely distributed bystander video do not appear to reflect the training that students receive when attending any of the institutions that make up our Minnesota Professional Peace Officer Education System.

The video is troubling and disturbing and it is the Board's position that sanctity of life must be the guiding principle for all law enforcement officers. We will work tirelessly to ensure that all Police Officers in Minnesota have the tools they need to prevent this type of tragedy in the future.

As the licensing and regulatory body for peace officer licenses in the State of Minnesota, the Board has a responsibility to withhold final judgments as it pertains to the issue of potential license sanctions, until the investigative process is complete and the facts are known. The Board will monitor the situation as it progresses and fulfill its mandate in a timely and professional manner.



The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training​