Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara will be the guest speaker at a community event in May. The Civic Buzz Town Hall event will be live and open to the public at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2. The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Minneapolis, Plymouth’s Re-Imagining Community Safety Committee, and Mill City Commons.
O’Hara will talk about the complexities of police reform and his plans to increase public safety in the City of Minneapolis. O’Hara was named Minneapolis Police Department chief in November 2022 after previously serving as the deputy mayor of the City of Newark. Throughout his career, Chief O’Hara has worked collaboratively with communities and other public safety divisions, including alternatives to policing strategies, to enact enduring change. Chief O’Hara will be joined by Chief of Staff Christopher Gainer and Inspector Katie Blackwell of the MPD.