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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:23 PM

Mother Jones on Bob Kroll

https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/05/minneapolis-police-union-president-kroll-george-floyd-racism/?fbclid=IwAR1KakXUwrIXum9OX0xfDnXgU-4FE8C_v-FAo5_1yOybS4ZWDjXWGmJjsXU


In December, a couple of months after Lt. Bob Kroll, the head of the Minneapolis police union, stood onstage with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally and praised the “wonderful president” for “everything he’s done for law enforcement,” he received a short Facebook message from a disgruntled city resident: “Nazi piece of shit,” the man wrote to him.

Kroll fired off a reply, pointing out his family’s record as defenders of the Allied forces during both World Wars, and then launching into a series of insults: “Keep spewing uniformed [sic] shit from your computer in your moms [sic] basement, loser,” he wrote to the man, according to a report by the Minneapolis City Pages, a local newspaper. “If you hate me so much, why don’t you stop by and beat the shit out of me?…My bet is it won’t happen, because you are a cowardly cunt.”

It might not have been the response you’d expect from a public official who represents 800-plus rank-and-file police officers. But Kroll, who has led the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis for five years, has a reputation for inflammatory remarks. Now, his brash leadership and influence over the police department’s culture are in the spotlight amid protests over police violence in the city after George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white officer on Monday.


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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:25 PM

1. Bob Kroll is the biggest blight on the MPD and has been for years.

They won't be able to even start cleaning up that cesspool until he's gone.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:28 PM

2. The city's insurance costs will go though the roof of city hall. nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:39 PM

4. There are statutory caps on damage claims against cities

in the amount of $500,000 for any individual claim, or $1.5 million for all claims arising from the same event, and all sorts of immunities and exceptions. https://www.lmc.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/Liability.pdf

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:33 PM

3. Nothing will change until Kroll and his followers are purged from the department.

I hope Frey & Arradondo can figure out how to do it.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:40 PM

5. How old is he? He's been around for awhile, and at some point

he'll retire. Of course, there are plenty of assholes in the ranks to replace him.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:55 PM

6. Kroll is the police union's Kellyanne Conway. He's the membership's defender and attack dog.

Kroll is only concerned with what the hundreds of police officers in his union think of him; if they approve of him, he'll keep his job. The cops obviously like how Kroll comports himself. I guess that says a lot about the members of that police union.

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