Body Cameras

Hodges Talks Jamar Clark, Working Families Agenda & What’s In Store For 2016 After a tumultuous year in Minneapolis, Mayor Betsy Hodges spoke with WCCO-TV’s Esme Murphy about 2015 and what’s in store for the city in the coming year.
Video Shows Rochester Police Rescuing Man From Burning CarSome incredible footage from southeast Minnesota emerged Saturday as police rescue a man who got stuck in a burning car.
Accountability, Transparency Concerns Remain In Body Camera DebateNew legislation proposing body camera guidelines for Minnesota police and dictating how resulting footage is handled hasn't resolved nagging issues between accountability goals and transparency concerns. State lawmakers struggled Wednesday to strike the appropriate balance as police interests and watchdog groups pulled them in competing directions.
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.

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