I can tell you it's a place I avoid when possible unless I'm doing something that requires it. There are some cool parts, not a bad music scene for the size of the city. Politically, it's a shithole and so the redeeming qualities get out shined more and more as time progresses.
Don't feel diversity played a part here. More like a poorly trained, trigger happy nut job who wanted to play cop getting his wish.
I wonder if Noor will have to pay anything outta his pocket? Probably not.
But if a good portion of the money were to be taken out of the police department's collective pension fund shit like this wouldn't happen too often.
Once a group of people find out that bad behavior by one of their own would be costly to all I think they would go to great lengths to see it didn't happen. Maybe tightening up their recruiting, hiring and training practices. Weeding out loons during their probationary period. Getting rid of people who constantly get complaints against them. Just operating like a regular business does when it comes to problem employees could go a long way in ending these sort of incidents.
Or it could go the other way. Ie: they go to great lengths to make sure you don't find out about it when that bad behavior does happen. Remember, they are imperfect humans too and how often have we seen evidence of them having protected their own that committed bad behavior?
Minneapolis' cadet training program has accepted Noor......without formal law enforcement education.
Minneapolis wanted him so bad, they paid the $2400 for him to take law enforcement academic courses.
Edited to add: courses that you or I would be expected to pay for ourselves or have already taken prior to applying to the force. Why shouldn't everyone applying for a given position on the force be expected to meet the same standards as everyone else applying for that position?
It's all about diversity, Search. They want more people on the force who look like increasing numbers of the public, but oftentimes (and for whatever reason) can't seem to meet the same standards as everyone else is expected to meet, so the standards get lowered for certain groups of people.
...and then the public ends up paying the price.