City of Roseville Statement
As Roseville and other Minnesota communities continue to grieve the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd, the City of Roseville stands with those who desire to express their pain and demand reform and justice through peaceful protest. We know George Floyd’s death exposes deep pain and anger experienced by many in our community over racism and its many negative effects on all of us.
Roseville strives to be welcoming and safe to all and acknowledges that we must continue to diligently and deliberately work towards that goal. Our Police Department operates under a framework of community policing that works to build positive interactions with our community, creates open two-way dialogue with marginalized members of our community, and follows best practices such as de-escalation training for our police officers to prevent emotional and physical harm. We pledge to continue that approach to policing, seek new ways to hear from those who feel unheard, and make real changes to strengthen our community into the future.