Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman won’t seek re-election

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman won’t seek re-election when his term expires next year, ending a 24-year tenure in the post.

Freeman’s announcement Wednesday comes near the end of a tumultuous year that saw his office criticized by activists immediately after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody and caps a career that he said saw changes for the better.

Freeman said turning age 74 next year was a key factor in his decision. “When you turn 70, you have a little less energy and a little less capacity to do things,” he said in an interview, adding

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