Former Council Member Abdi Warsame’s departure left residents in the ward without a voice on the council as the body dealt with the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer — and the subsequent push by some members to dismantle the MPD.
After witnessing an accident involving Minneapolis police officers, I decided to use the incident as a way to look the MPD’s response to citizen requests for public information.
A report commissioned by East Metro Strong found that using non-police staff on buses and trains to deal with fare evasions and minor misbehavior has produced “genuine safety benefits” in other cities around the country.
The move to shift the balance of power between the mayor and City Council threatens to reignite a conflict over the structure of municipal government that many thought had been settled more than 30 years ago.
Once poverty is concentrated in a neighborhood, the neighborhood usually stays poor.
What it means, where it came from — and what comes next?
Communities United Against Police Brutality, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and Black Visions Collective describe their proposals for change.
As calls for accountability from the Minneapolis Police Department continue to mount, city officials are turning to data in hopes of identifying problematic police officers before they use excessive force.
In the weeks since the Floyd killing, Bryant has become a fixture among a group of neighbors in Powderhorn.
The stations, both built in the 1970s, were deemed to be total losses, and both facilities’ operations have now been moved outside their respective neighborhoods.
The investigation will seek to determine if MPD policies or training lead to race-based discrimination. If so, the state can require changes, enforceable through the courts.
A look at what we learned from Ellison’s remarks about the case, and from Gov. Tim Walz, who spoke to reporters after the charges against the officers became public.
And why the prosecutions stemming from the death of George Floyd may be different.
Walz said he now believes that much of the violence is being fanned by well-organized groups trained in urban warfare, while his public safety commissioner says there’s evidence that right-wing extremists and white supremacists have organized efforts to foster unrest.
“This is not going to be an easy journey,” the Minnesota governor said at a Friday morning news conference. “But the one thing we have to assure is that civil order is maintained so those changes we want to see” can happen. “None of us want to live in a society where roving bands go unchecked and do what they want to do, to ruin property.”
The death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis Police has set off days of protests, a state of emergency, and the callout of the Minnesota National Guard. Here, a chronological look at what’s transpired since Floyd’s encounter with the MPD Monday evening.
State government, county officials and nonprofit organizations have seen a significant increase in people needing help paying for food, housing and other daily costs.
The shift to distance learning has prompted districts to invest in technology, prepare and deliver meals to students and incur other COVID-related expenses even as fee-based programs have been canceled.
Among the letter’s signers are majorities on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Richfield city councils.
Among other things, a coalition of African-American organizations called the Northside Community Response Team has created an outreach strategy that includes television and radio programming, community health efforts and economic aid.