Univ. of Minnesota Student Body Pres. Jael Kerandi Pushed School to Cut Ties With MPD

Student Body President Jael Kerandi pushed the University of Minnesota to sever ties with the Minneapolis Police Department, and the school acted within hours.

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In US news and current events today, Jael Kerandi wrote a letter urging her university to stop contracting the MPD to provide security during school events and other operations, in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. The letter received 2,700+ signatures. Within 24 hours, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel responded to the letter and outlined 2 immediate changes in the school’s relationship with the MPD. In her letter, Kerandi condemns longtime anti-Black violence and tension at the hands of the MPD.

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