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‘We can’t be a rubber stamp to what the police want’: Ramsey County attorney takes a new approach to criminal justice.

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the nation has watched the City of Minneapolis struggle to transform its police force. But across the river, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has quietly developed a reputation as one of the nation’s most reform-minded prosecutors. Over the past decade, his office has adopted bold new programs to address cash bail, youth detention, and more. The result: An almost 50 percent decline in new incarcerations over just six years