Communities United Against Police BrutalityTM is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end. We provide support for survivors of police brutality and families of victims so they can reclaim their dignity and join the struggle to end police brutality.
Our important bills in the Minnesota legislature to increase police accountability and address policing issues are very, very close to crossing the finish line! THIS IS CRUNCH TIME!
Our bills have been rolled into the House omnibus bill. However, the Senate omnibus bill does not contain any of our provisions. Because the bills differ, they are being heard in a House/Senate conference committee. It is IMPERATIVE the final bill include our provisions.
The House/Senate conference committee meets daily through at least May 17. The members of that committee MUST HEAR FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY.
PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK to tell the members of the conference committee to keep police reforms in the final Public Safety and Judiciary omnibus bill.
Our bills included in House omnibus bill:
- End the Statute of Limitations for Lawsuits for Wrongful Deaths Caused by Police (HF 717, SF 2021) Link to bill here
- Strengthen Civilian Oversight (HF 640) Link to bill here
- End Police-Only Responses to Mental Health Crisis Calls (HF 1686, SF 1924) Link to the bill here
- Restrict No Knock Warrants (HF 1762, SF 2139) Link to bill here
- Require Police to Carry Professional Liability Insurance (HF 440, SF 815) Link to the bill here
- Require Access to Body Worn Camera Footage in Police Critical Incidents within 48 Hours (HF 1103, SF 807) Link to bill here
Governor Walz has assured us that he will sign the bill if it contains our provisions. See his press conference on our bills here.
PLEASE TAKE THIS ACTION RIGHT AWAY to ensure these essential changes becomes law. SHARE THIS ACTION WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
More information on ending police-only responses to mental health crisis calls, the subject of one of our bills:
See our list of recommendations for reining in police in Minnesota:
New Document: Why Arbitration is Not the Problem
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Want to get involved? The best way is to attend our weekly meetings.
CUAPB Weekly Meetings
Every Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are continuing to meet but by conference call. Email [email protected] for the call-in number.
We're an all-volunteer organization and do a ton of work with people power. However, funds are needed for office costs, phones for our hotline, copwatch equipment, court filing fees, assistance to families dealing with the effects of police brutality, and other expenses. You can help! Please mail your donations to 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 or donate through our Paypal account by clicking on the button on this page.
Thanks so much for supporting us. We are 100% committed to empowering the community and ending police brutality but we can only do what we do with your support.