MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Activists for police reform in Duluth, Minnesota are calling on the city to make changes after an analysis of data showed that police use force on and arrest minorities at a disproportionate rate compared to white people.

Reports say half of the people involved in use-of-force incidents in 2019 were people of color, even though those groups made up 10% of the city's population, according to Duluth Police Department data.

The group calling for reform, LEAN Duluth, wants the police department to conduct a racial bias audit, freeze future budget increases and establish an office focused on preventing violence.

AM 1240 WJON logo
Get our free mobile app

Did you know these celebrities were born in Minnesota?

More From AM 1240 WJON