This week, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced that he was immediately prohibiting “warrior training” for members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Describing the training as “fear-based,” Frey also banned any officer participation off duty.
Law Officer Director of Training, Travis Yates, calls the decision and message by Mayor Frey one of the most dangerous decisions ever made by a politician.
“Not only has Mayor Frey never attended this so called ‘fear based’ training that he talks about but it never existed,” Yates told us.
“In my almost 30 years of law enforcement, I have never seen an instructor or heard of one that teaches any officer to fear or fear everyone,” Yates said.