Bemidji Moves Forward with Police Advisory Board
Sparked by the death of George Floyd last year, the Bemidji City Council has been working on creating a police advisory board to help bridge the gap between the police and the community. A formal proposal for that group has now been made.
The proposal suggests the new group would include 11 members, including the Bemidji police chief and one city council member. They would serve as non-voting members. The other nine people would be interested residents. The group would be able to review police-related incidents and provide feedback.
There will be three official readings of the proposal, during which city council members and community members can make suggestions before it will be voted on for the final time.