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Minnesota Police Unions Call for Investigation Into Student Leader for Encouraging False Reports

Two police unions are asking the University of Minnesota to investigate a student leader who appeared to have encouraged her peers to harass police officers on campus by making false emergency calls. In a video clip of an executive board meeting of the Minnesota Student Association, ranking member Lauren Meyers was asked by another student what exactly she meant when she said “disrupting UMPD,” the University of Minnesota Police Department. “Make their lives hell. Annoy the [explicit] out of them,” Meyers responded. “Like, use up their resources. Make their officers show up to something.” Those comments were reportedly made when the student government discussed a letter calling on UMPD Chief Matt Clark to resign. The letter accused that Clark “has overseen and failed to act on the countless accusations of discrimination” and “allowed the utilization of UMPD as a physical arm of the oppressive state to subjugate and silence community …

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