Al Flowers

MPD: Investigation Supports Police Use Of Force In Encounter With ActivistMinneapolis police say an independent investigation found officers did not violate the law or department policy in a violent incident involving a community activist in July of 2014. Al Flowers says he was attacked by officers on the evening of July 25 as they were looking to arrest his 16-year-old daughter at his home
Activist Files Suit Against MPD Over Arrest, Alleged BeatingThe community activist who says he was arrested and beaten by Minneapolis police officers last summer has filed a lawsuit against the department and the two officers involved in the incident.
Chief Harteau Responds To Criticism Over Canceled AppearanceMinneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has responded to criticism after she did not attend a neighborhood meeting about police accountability Thursday night.
Mpls. Police Chief Harteau Skips Listening SessionThe police chief of Minneapolis has canceled her scheduled appearance at a community listening session, citing threats of disruptions. Police Chief Janee Harteau was scheduled to appear Thursday evening at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis.
Mpls. Police Chief, Mayor Looking For Outside Leader For Flowers Investigation Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges said Tuesday that they are looking for a leader outside of law enforcement to investigate the arrest of community activist Al Flowers, who says he was beaten over the weekend by city police.
Activists Stand By Al Flowers In Wake Of ArrestCommunity activists are standing by one of their own after Al Flowers says he was assaulted by police at his home in south Minneapolis. Flowers was arrested Saturday after police say he didn't cooperate with them as they issued a search warrant for the arrest of his 16-year-old daughter.
Mpls Police Speak On Arrest Of Community ActivistMinneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau is asking for people to withhold judgment in the arrest of community activist Al Flowers. Harteau says legally, she can't talk about the incident that led to Flowers arrest and his claim of police brutality.
Mpls. Activist Speaks About Arrest, Alleged AttackCommunity activist Al Flowers says he could feel every blow given to him by Minneapolis Police officers during an arrest at his home late Saturday night. Flowers was arrested on charges of assaulting an officer after an altercation with police inside his home.
Community Activist Al Flowers' Family Asking For Answers After His ArrestThe family of a known local activist says he was beaten and kicked by police this weekend. Al Flowers was just released from the Hennepin County Jail Sunday. A mug shot shows his bruised face and bandaged head.
Mpls. Police Chief Talks Crime Prevention -- And Arrest Of ActivistJanee Harteau is the chief of police in Minneapolis, where she's trying to stop violence in the city. She told WCCO's Roshini Rajkumar that currently there are 779 officers on the street, but she would like more.
Investigation Begins After Teacher Restrains Student In YouTube VideoA YouTube video shows a Champlin Park High School teacher restraining a Somali student after the student had been in a fight with a classmate. Now members of the Somali community are questioning how the school district handled the situation -- and are saying the teacher went too far.
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