The Minneapolis Police Department, the largest in Minnesota, has become the latest to equip its officers with body cameras in what officials say is an effort to improve transparency and hold police accountable. Thirty-six officers will test two camera models over the next several months, with plans to roll them out department-wide by late 2015.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.
The Minneapolis Police Department just got the results of a six-year review of conduct of its officers and oversight process. The analysis was requested by Chief Janee Harteau and conducted by the Department of Justice Diagnostic Center.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has responded to criticism after she did not attend a neighborhood meeting about police accountability Thursday night.
The police chief of Minneapolis has canceled her scheduled appearance at a community listening session, citing threats of disruptions. Police Chief Janee Harteau was scheduled to appear Thursday evening at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis’ police chief said Thursday she’s enlisting the help of religious and cultural leaders to help the communication between different communities and police.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges unveiled Thursday her 2015 budget proposal for the city. She said her first budget focuses on equity, growth and running the city well. It also includes a property tax increase and a $3.5 million proposal to fund the Nicollet Mall redesign.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges said Tuesday that they are looking for a leader outside of law enforcement to investigate the arrest of community activist Al Flowers, who says he was beaten over the weekend by city police.
Community activists are standing by one of their own after Al Flowers says he was assaulted by police at his home in south Minneapolis. Flowers was arrested Saturday after police say he didn’t cooperate with them as they issued a search warrant for the arrest of his 16-year-old daughter.
The decision to fire two Minneapolis police officers, both of which are military veterans, for using racial slurs and other derogatory remarks in Green Bay, Wis., last year was upheld by the city’s Civil Service Commission.
Community activist Al Flowers says he could feel every blow given to him by Minneapolis Police officers during an arrest at his home late Saturday night. Flowers was arrested on charges of assaulting an officer after an altercation with police inside his home.
The family of a known local activist says he was beaten and kicked by police this weekend. Al Flowers was just released from the Hennepin County Jail Sunday. A mug shot shows his bruised face and bandaged head.
Janee Harteau is the chief of police in Minneapolis, where she’s trying to stop violence in the city. She told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that currently there are 779 officers on the street, but she would like more.
On Wednesday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau walked the beat on the north side, on Thursday, he biked on the south side. She says there’s been concern in the Lake and Franklin Street areas about an increase in car and bike thefts.
Minneapolis police are asking for help in identifying two men they’d like to talk to in connection to Wednesday’s triple shooting that left three women seriously injured.