Body Cameras

BCA Investigating Fatal Columbia Heights Police ShootingA Columbia Heights police officer and a Fridley police officer are now on administrative leave after shooting and killing a man inside a business overnight. It happened in the 700 block of 40th Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights early Tuesday morning.
ACLU's 'Mobile Justice App' Launches In Minn.; Aims To Hold Police AccountableThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota released the "Mobile Justice App" on Friday, which officials said will empower individuals to hold Minnesota's law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions.
ACLU Says New App Holds Powerful Tools; Police Raise ConcernsThe American Civil Liberties Union will launch its "Mobile Justice App" in Minnesota Friday. The technology allows users to instantly send video of police interactions to the ACLU.
St. Paul To Host Public Meeting On Police Body CamerasThe City of St. Paul will be hosting a community meeting Wednesday where you can share your thoughts and hear the results of a public survey on police body cameras.
Police Bid To Keep Most Body Camera Footage Private RejectedMinnesota police departments lost their bid Monday to classify most body-camera footage as private. The commissioner for the Department of Administration rejected a request to temporarily wall off the data until state lawmakers pass body-camera regulations.
Twin Cities To Receive $600K Each In Federal Grant For Police Body Cameras Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe pilot programs for police body cameras will each receive a major boost through funds from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Minnesota Cities Press For Body-Camera Footage RestrictionsSixteen Minnesota cities are petitioning the state for a temporary declaration that police body camera data be presumed private in most instances. An application for the data classification was filed late Monday with the Department of Administration, which must decide within the next three months.
Hodges Wants To Raise Mpls' Property Tax Levy By 3 PercentMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wants to raise the city's property tax levy in next year's budget by more than 3 percent.
St. Paul Police Ask For Public Feedback On Body CamerasThe St. Paul Police Department is asking for the public to weigh in on the use of body cameras. They have released a 15-question survey that focuses on whether or not people think they would be effective in improving trust between the community and law enforcement.
Police Chiefs To Seek Temporary Curbs On Body Camera FootageSome Minnesota police chiefs plan to ask a state agency for temporary restrictions on access to police body camera footage after failing to convince Minnesota lawmakers to limit public availability.
Minneapolis Police Dept. Holds Public Hearing On Body CamerasBefore rolling out their body camera program, Minneapolis Police are looking for input from the public. The department met with concerned citizens at the University of Minnesota Saturday.
License Plate Readers Get New Regulations, Body Cams Won'tMinnesota lawmakers have approved legislation imposing regulations on police agencies that use license plate readers, but they will wait for now to set new laws for body cameras. The compromise bill sent Sunday to Gov. Mark Dayton limits how long agencies can keep location data gathered by cameras on squad cars or at fixed locations.
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