Report: Lack of communication, leadership in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s death

An outside firm that reviewed the response to the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd found the city of Minneapolis failed to provide the necessary leadership and communication during a tumultuous 10-day stretch.

The firm, Hillard Heintze LLC, presented its after-action review to the Minneapolis City Council after reviewing the city’s overall response to the unrest at a cost to taxpayers of $229,490.

The report analyzed the city’s response to events following the death of George Floyd from May 25 to June 3, 2020.

The city was presented with 25 key findings based on Hillard Heintze’s review consisting of dozens of interviews, evaluation of police body camera footage, and over 2,400 documents.

Several of the key findings point to communications breakdowns amongst city officials and Minneapolis Police.

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