5:14 pmFriday 8 July 2022
The Minnesota State Patrol is ramping up its presence in the Twin Cities to crack down on street racing and other crimes.
“The ridiculous behavior of grabbing intersections and drifting at those intersections, almost as a spectator sport, is unacceptable. Colonel Matt Langer of The Minnesota State Patrol. “It’s horrible for the residents. It’s awful for visitors. It’s horrible for business. road hurts. It is very dangerous. “
Only on July 8 and 9, the State Patrol will allocate an additional 20 soldiers, helicopters and 911 workers to the metro area.
While resources will mostly focus on Minneapolis, public safety officials say suburbs like Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center will also benefit.
“Our focus this weekend is primarily on the city of Minneapolis, but by having additional resources in the city, we can also act and respond if we get calls for help from any of the nearby communities,” Colonel Langer said. “So it’s an added value across the Twin Cities region. It doesn’t just benefit the city of Minneapolis exclusively.”
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Arrests has also hired dozens of detectives and a forensic analyst to assist with murder and crime investigations. These resources will be in place through September.