To be illegal according to the bill, disseminating the information would have to pose “an imminent and serious threat” to the safety of a police officer or a member of their household.
City council candidates in suburbs around the Twin Cities report that voters are asking if they’re planning on taking money away from the local force.
Minneapolis police inspector Eddie Frizell and Metro Transit interim chief A.J. Olson are vying for the position.
There are plenty of examples where guns are drawn at police and either police don’t fear for their lives enough to shoot the suspect or they shoot but don’t kill the suspect.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was correct in not indicting the officers who killed Thurman Blevins. He could never have secured a conviction because the law is on the side of the police.
The end of prohibition coincided with some changes in the way St. Paul police did business.
The decline in homicide clearance rate in the Mill City mirrors a national trend.
The numbers won’t settle any debates about bias and policing. But they’re a start.
You know we’re going to say “it depends.”
Critics call the practice “policing for profit.”
There’s no perfect screening process. But Minnesota police departments do make an attempt to identify would-be officers that exhibit troubling behaviors.
The agency is often called in to investigate officer-involved shootings, but it has many other duties.
Hundreds attended the sessions, held January 9 through 11, but many were skeptical that the Justice Department’s review would lead to any change.
Advocates want the city to focus on the social factors that cause crimes, rather than just catching and punishing offenders.
It might sound naïve, but I truly believe that education is key to solving the many challenges we face at the local, national, and even global level.
Officers can only be held accountable for conscious, intentional bias; implicit bias has no place. Is it time to change the federal standard?
The cameras are concentrated in areas the departments consider to have issues with crime rates or high levels of use.
I think it’s critical that we take time to grieve, talk, and do some deep introspection about what is wrong and what each of us can do to dismantle racism and help improve police/community relations.
After the events of the last week and a half, we can either come together as a people or move further apart.
For the past two years, the Minneapolis Police Department has been measuring “positive contacts” between police and community members.