First administrative tickets for non-payment of fares will begin being issued Monday on trains and platforms.
During the special meeting called by Mayor Jacob Frey, council members questioned the mayor’s hasty effort to push the plan through.
Minnesota passed an anti-shackling bill in 2014, but six years later a suburban Minneapolis woman sued Hennepin County after a wrongful arrest during which she was shackled while in active labor, an incident previously reported by KARE 11.
The DOJ report stated that, through its crime-free program, the city of Anoka “discouraged and prevented tenants with mental health disabilities and those associated with them from using its emergency response service.”
Though it’s been several weeks since Cobb’s family urged prosecutors to charge the officers following the 33-year-old Black man’s killing, legal experts say the case is complicated.
Lawmakers and advocates say the efficacy of the state’s new red flag law, set to take effect in 2024, will depend on implementation and enforcement.
After the council committee update on the new commission, Council Member Robin Wonsley wrote that her office has received “concerning feedback” on the commission’s work, including a lack of focus and public transparency, delays and minimal contact with the Minneapolis Police Department.
District Court Judge Matthew M. Quinn sentenced people to probation after being convicted of felonies then went on to prohibit them from registering to vote, declaring the new law unconstitutional.
Mayor Jacob Frey has implored the council to act now. If it doesn’t, how would candidates running on Nov. 7 resolve the dilemma?
“We look at neighborhood safety as the beginning of the road (of community safety) and the police as the end of the road. We want to uplift crime prevention so people don’t have that interaction with police.”
MinnPost asked the candidates in every race across both cities about their top policy priorities and whether police budgets should be decreased to fund alternative forms of public safety.
The $500,000 contract is for three years between the city and Zencity Technologies, a technology platform for local and state governments, and public safety agencies that uses targeted online surveys to gain public input.
A new effort to get Philip Vance released is backed by a Facebook group of supporters, a college criminal justice class, and Jason Sole, an abolitionist and Hamline University criminal justice professor who founded the Humanize My Hoodie movement.
The council on Thursday sent the grant back to committee after nearly half of the council expressed concerns about its lack of scope and potential for reigniting fears of surveillance.
A housing nonprofit and community groups are asking Minneapolis city officials to invest more resources into addressing ongoing crime in the area.
It was rising crime on platforms and vehicles that led the Legislature to change how Metro Transit deals with safety in part by shifting fare enforcement from cops to civilians.
Most searches by police require a judge’s OK, but there are exceptions that have long been endorsed by state and federal courts, with the so-called automobile exception being at issue in this latest ruling.
See who’s on the ballot where you live — and where the candidates stand on several hot topics like rent control, police department spending, sales taxes and trash collection.
If confirmed, Toddrick Barnette, the first person of color elected to the position of chief judge of the state’s largest judicial system in 2020, brings experience as a judge, prosecutor and public defender to the role.
“They haven’t let (my son) out since Sunday (Sept. 3) to take a shower, they’re just sliding him cold cereal to eat. I want to hear from my son.”