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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 03:03 AM

Minnesota Student Association calls for the resignation of UMPD Chief Matthew Clark

The Minnesota Student Association is calling for the University Police Department Chief Matthew Clark to resign due to his alleged refusal to “reform” UMPD and communicate with student leaders in addressing issues of policing on campus.

In a letter addressed to President Joan Gabel and Senior Vice President Myron Frans, MSA demands that Clark immediately resign and an interim chief who is “committed to diversity and inclusion, community control of policing [and the] demilitarization of UMPD” replace Clark during the hiring process.

The letter also noted Clark’s lack of response to an incident of racial profiling of a Black student that occurred at Hanson Hall.

“In his five and half years as Chief of Police at the University of Minnesota, Matt Clark has repeatedly and unequivocally disregarded student demands, failed to increase campus wellness and safety for students of color and has allowed the utilization of UMPD as a physical arm of the oppressive state to subjugate and silence community members both on and off campus,” the letter reads.

Read more: https://mndaily.com/267544/news/msa-calls-for-resignation-of-umpd-chief-matthew-clark/

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