MPD chief wins another vote en route to reappointment

by Katherine Lymn

The Minneapolis City Council’s Public Safety & Health Committee voted in favor of reappointed Minneapolis Police Chief Timothy Dolan on Wednesday. This is the penultimate obstacle for Dolan, nominated by Mayor R.T. Rybak, before he is reappointed for a new three-year term as head of MPD.

The single committee member who voted against Dolan’s reappointment was council member Cam Gordon, who represents the Prospect Park and Southeast Como neighborhoods near campus. Gordon cited Dolan’s struggles with the Civilian Review Authority and the chief’s highly criticized handling of police brutality cases for the opposition, according to the Star Tribune.