The mayor talks affordable housing, public safety, and learning to code.
The cameras are concentrated in areas the departments consider to have issues with crime rates or high levels of use.
Policing practices and police culture in the Twin Cities need to change. Removing one or two “bad apples” isn’t the solution.
As Minneapolis and St. Paul prepare to make body cameras standard equipment for police, officials still aren’t sure how the cities will handle the massive amount of data to be collected.
That, at least, was the determination of the St. Paul Police Department when it denied a request under the state Data Practices Act for a copy of the grant request.
The St. Paul City Council is set to direct police brass to prepare a budget request for next year that includes funding for a body cam pilot project.
Organizers estimated that more than 2,000 participants showed up to march the four miles from Snelling and University avenues to the State Capitol.
Minneapolis has a pilot program already under way; St. Paul is watching others’ experiences before budgeting for body cams.