Republican And Independent Parties Target Rybak's Promise For Police
Minneapolis turned into political ground as two political groups officially started their campaign against Mayor R.T. Rybak. The Minneapolis Republican and Independence parties went door-to-door, campaigning to get 50 more police officers that Rybak promised last year.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak"Prioritize the police officers, get it done, get it budgeted but then follow up through and appropriate the funds and actually spend the money to get those officers on the streets", said 5th District Representative Carleton Crawford. Rybak officials told reporters there is no police shortage and that the money was spent on new technology to fight crime, such as the shot spotter system and neighborhood cameras.