Betsy Hodges

Civil Rights Groups Says It’s Gathered 70,000 Signatures For The Release Of VideoA national civil rights group says it’s amassed nearly 70,000 signatures demanding that leaders in Minnesota release video of the Jamar Clark shooting.
Gov. Dayton, Mayor Hodges Meet With NAACP Leaders About Clark CaseNational and state leaders met Friday afternoon at the Governor's Mansion in St. Paul to talk about the investigation of the shooting of Jamar Clark, and the demands protesters are making.
Ellison, Mpls. Councilmembers Stand With BLM In Quest For Video ReleaseSeveral political and religious leaders joined with members of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Thursday evening to demand law enforcement to release videos involving the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Rep. Keith Ellison and Minneapolis City Council members Alondra Cano, Cam Gordan and Lisa Bender addressed the media.
Minneapolis City Leaders Discuss Black Lives Matter ProtestsMinneapolis' mayor, police chief and two city council members faced the media Thursday afternoon to discuss the on-going protests in the city's Fourth Precinct. Thursday is the fifth day of protests over the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis Police officer last weekend.
Hodges Meets With Protesters, Calls Clark's Death 'An Awful Thing'Protesters of the Jamar Clark shooting met with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges Thursday morning, calling for the release of video and a de-escalation of police presence at a northside precinct which saw an overnight clash between officers and protesters.
Protesters: We Knocked On The Mayor’s Door, Her Husband Let Us In Protesters of the Jamar Clark shooting say they were “pleasantly surprised” Wednesday night when they knocked on the door of Mayor Betsy Hodges’ home and her husband let them in.
Police Remove Black Lives Matter Protesters From 4th Precinct; Standoff EnsuesMinneapolis police have removed Black Lives Matter protesters, vacating the property outside of the 4th precinct and taking down the "Black Lives Matter" banner from above the door. Groups have been camped out in response to the fatal officer-involved shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark for almost four straight days.
BCA Has Interviewed Officers Involved In Jamar Clark ShootingThe Minneapolis Police officers who tried to arrest and ultimately shot Jamar Clark have been interviewed by state investigators. The head of the Minneapolis Police Federation said the interviews wrapped up late Tuesday night.
BLM Holds Vigil For Clark Outside Of Police Station In Day 3 Of ProtestsThe FBI says it will start a criminal civil rights investigation into the death of Jamar Clark That is one of the demands the Twin Cities Black Lives Matter group made after Clark's death on Saturday.
Minneapolis Officials Call For Federal Investigation In Jamar Clark ShootingMayor Betsy Hodges along with members of Minneapolis City Council say calling for a federal investigation into the shooting of Jamar Clark is necessary for transparency and community confidence.
BCA Called To Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting In North Mpls.A Minneapolis police officer has shot and wounded a person who officials say kept paramedics from treating someone.
Mpls. Leaders Announce Initiative To Fight Violent CrimeThe city of Minneapolis announced a new initiative to fight violent crimes -- and it involves the mayor's office, police department and county attorney's office. Violent crime arrests are up 13 percent, but the Minneapolis Police Department says those crimes have increased more than five percent since last year. That includes homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
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