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Walz requests public safety assistance from Ohio, Nebraska ahead of Chauvin verdict

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issued a request for public safety help from Ohio and Nebraska. The request comes ahead of an anticipated verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

According to a news release from the governor's office, the request is under the federal Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).

Walz is also asking the legislature to help fund the request.

According to the governor's office, state troopers from Ohio and Nebraska will be assigned to security missions at key state facilities. Help from those troopers will allow the Minnesota State Patrol to focus on Operation Safety Net operations in the metro area.

“I am grateful to our colleagues in Ohio and Nebraska for their willingness to provide assistance and relief to our State troopers and law enforcement officers as they continue to work to keep the peace in our communities,” said Walz in a news release.

More information on the EMAC can be found here.

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