Our research incorporated data from multiple sources and approaches to add strength to the review findings, including 1) a review of existing research literature, 2) a media review, 3) a review of state documents and interviews with state personnel, 4) interviews with key informants, 5) focus groups with affected groups, including community members, business owners, and youth, and 6) a comprehensive review from a nationally recognized law enforcement professional with specific and significant expertise in managing civil disturbances. Wilder Research partnered with the Minnesota Justice Research Center to lead the recruitment and facilitation of focus groups with community leaders, business owners, and youth. The report includes 20 recommendations that DPS, local (city and county) and state agencies, and other jurisdictions can use to prepare and plan for effective responses to civil unrest in the future.Testimony to the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee
. Includes Anna Granias presenting findings from the report.