Governor Walz requests additional help from other states ahead of Chauvin trial verdictApr 20, 2021 06:23AM ● By Editor
From KBJR-TV - April 19, 2021
The Minnesota governor has issued a request to bring in assistance from Ohio and Nebraska to Minnesota in advance of the Derek Chauvin trial verdict.
“As the world awaits a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, we need support in our efforts to preserve the First Amendment right of peaceful protests while protecting public safety,” said Governor Walz.
“I am grateful to our colleagues in Ohio and Nebraska for their willingness to provide assistance and relief to our State troopers and law enforcement officers as they continue to work to keep the peace in our communities.”
According to the release, the request means state troopers from the supporting states will report to the Minnesota State Patrol and will be assigned to security missions at key state facilities, allowing Minnesota State Patrol Troopers and Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers to support Operation Safety Net in the metro area.
The Emergency Management Assistance Compact requires the governor to declare an emergency to receive assistance.
Executive Order 21-20, declaring a peacetime emergency the seven-county metropolitan area, is effective immediately.
EMAC is a mutual aid agreement and partnership between states.
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