3 Activists Removed From Mpls. City Council MeetingThe Minneapolis City Council meeting received an unexpected interruption as one organization spoke out against the shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer. Jamar Clark was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police early Sunday morning after officers responded to an assault call.
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.
Mpls. City Council Votes To Repeal Spitting, Lurking OrdinanceThe Minneapolis City Council voted Friday morning to repeal two laws that some say encourage racial profiling. The council vote was 12-1 in favor of rolling back those ordinances. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges praised the city council's decision.
The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For BirdsThe effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.
Mpls. Council: City Doesn't Have Authority To Ban 'Redskins' NameAfter taking steps to ban the use of the Washington, D.C. football team's name in an upcoming NFL match at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis City Council members say they've been told they have no authority to do so.
‘It's Getting Too Dangerous’: Longtime 911 Dispatchers Call For Change When WCCO-TV first exposed 911 calls going unanswered in Minneapolis, the city told us there wasn't a problem. Leaders pointed to an average answer time of around 8 seconds, as proof the system is working. But when we obtained call records after weeks of asking, we found certain times of day had much longer waits.
Mpls. Mayor Responds To WCCO's 911 InvestigationRules are changing at Minneapolis's 911 center after a WCCO Investigation found some callers waiting minutes to get through. Raymond Callihan's wife tried twice to reach an operator last week when her husband suffered a heart attack. Her second call took more than two minutes to answer. Callihan died Thursday morning. City leaders Thursday expressed sympathy for his family. But operators at the 911 center worry others may not get help as quickly as they should, and they're asking for more staff.
Hodges Celebrates As The Expected Next Mayor Of Mpls. More rounds of vote counting are underway at Minneapolis City Hall as the state's largest city looks to crown a new mayor. Democratic City Council member Betsy Hodges held a wide lead but was still short Wednesday of the threshold needed to win.
Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, 'Use Of Force'Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.