What is Operation Safety Net?
Minnesota law enforcement officials established Operation Safety Net to ensure everyone could safely have their voices heard before, during and after the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Operation Safety Net’s mission:
- Preserve and protect lawful First Amendment non-violent protests and demonstrations.
- Prevent large scale violent civil disturbances, assaultive actions, property damage, fires, and looting to government buildings, businesses, and critical infrastructure.
News Conference: April 21, 2021 -- Briefing Update (4 p.m.)