The legislature passed a police reform package in the closing hours of the special session, but House Democrats refused to launch an investigation of local and state governments’ response to the Twin Cities riots. Waconia Republican Jim Nash argued:

“All Minnesotans are looking for… the answer to the question of, what happened over those nights, and who made the decisions.”

Saint Paul Democrat Carlos Mariani responded:

“While I have the same interest and curiosity that you have, I don’t think this is the time and the place.”