Cameras Flick On In Minnesota's Criminal CourtroomsA pilot project allowing cameras in some criminal court hearings has begun in Minnesota district courts. The project that began Tuesday is limited to hearings that take place after a defendant is convicted in certain types of cases.
Minnesota Supreme Court Expands Access Of Cameras In CourtThe Minnesota Supreme Court will allow expanded access of news camera and audio recordings of criminal proceedings as part of a pilot project.
For Police Body Cameras, Big Costs Loom In Storing FootageThe rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press.
Pet Blog: Watching Your Pet While AwayMost people can't take their pets to work with them. There are exceptions, of course, like K-9 handlers, pet groomers, dog sitters, vapid socialites. But for the rest of us, those six to 10 hours away from home can be stressful, especially for the pets. WCCO recently did a story on a Burnsville-based company that created a wall-mounted camera/video/motion-sensor device called PetChatz, which can even remotely dispense treats.
High Court Finalizes Rules For Cameras In Court The Minnesota Supreme Court says it will continue to allow media to use cameras in certain civil cases, and it is ordering a study to see if cameras should be considered in certain criminal proceedings as well.
Panel Finds No Problems In Camera In Court TestAn advisory panel says it found no problems during a pilot project allowing cameras in some Minnesota courtrooms, and that the state Supreme Court should consider extending the project or making it permanent.
Best Photography Classes In MinnesotaOn a quest for better snaps? Check out these local photography classes in Minnesota.
Strategic Cameras In Minneapolis Catch Criminals In The ActIf there was ever a question about the usefulness of police security cameras, recent events in Boston give a ringing endorsement. Cities across the country are reassessing their own surveillance networks to make sure the technology is current.
Inside The Courtroom: A $6 Million Wrongful Death LawsuitA Ramsey County Judge will soon decide if a $6 million civil judgement will stand against a man suspected in the death of his girlfriend some 31 years ago. WCCO-TV cameras were there as part of a pilot program.
Good Question: Why Aren’t Cameras In Minnesota Courts?From George Zimmerman, to Casey Anthony to O.J. Simpson, we're captivated by real-life courtroom drama. Thirty-six states allow nearly full access for still and video cameras in the courts. So why isn't Minnesota in that group?
Hennepin County Allows WCCO Camera In For Civil TrialFor the first time, a television camera was allowed inside a civil trial in Hennepin County.
Judge Allows Cameras In Court For Pilot ProjectChances are you’ve seen real court cases, like the OJ Simpson murder trial, on TV before. In fact, news cameras are allowed into courtrooms in most states, including Wisconsin and Iowa – but not Minnesota. That is, however, until Friday.