Mpls. NAACP Calls For Investigation Of Force Used In Light Rail ArrestThe Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.
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MPD Chief Opens Probe Into Alleged Cop Violence Against Boy, 10Minneapolis Chief of Police Janee Harteau said she launched an investigation after allegations that police went too far, even potentially harming a young boy, while monitoring a rally outside city hall Wednesday evening.
Minnesotan To Meet: Mpls. NAACP President Nekima Levy-PoundsProfessor Nekima Levy-Pounds is powerful voice for civil rights. She was just named the new President of the NAACP and she played a big role in the recent Black Lives Matter rallies. Now, she's trying to overcome her critics who think she's too focused on police brutality issues.
Friends, Family Remember Man Killed By SPPDSt. Paul Police are releasing more information about the officer-involved shooting Wednesday that took the life of 24-year old Marcus Golden. Police were responding to a woman's complaint about getting death threats in text messages from Marcus when they say he drove at them. Marcus was shot and killed.
Man Shot, Killed By Police Had Violent Criminal HistoryThe man who was shot and killed by St. Paul Police has been identified as Marcus Golden. St. Paul Police say a man drove his vehicle at officers in the parking lot on University Avenue East.
NAACP Calls For Independent Investigation Into Officer-Involved ShootingThe NAACP in St. Paul says it will ask for an independent investigation into the Wednesday morning shooting death of a young man. Police say they were responding to a report that a man was texting death threats to a woman.
Church, NAACP Members Looking For Ways To Curb Mpls. Shootings, Violence Some church and NAACP members say they want to try something new to curb shootings and gang related activity in Minneapolis. The organizers say they want to hold a dialogue with at least 600 black men from Minneapolis at Greater Friendship Baptist Church within the next month.
Recorded Arrest Of St. Paul Man Is Under ReviewCellphone video of a black Minnesota man's arrest is attracting attention eight months after it was recorded, and now a civilian police review board is looking into the incident. Chris Lollie, 28, says he was doing nothing wrong when he was sitting in a St. Paul skyway in January.
Talks To Continue Between Coleman, African-American Community LeadersLeaders of St. Paul's African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.
Matthew Little, Civil Rights Legend, Remembered In Mpls.A man who broke color barriers and led Minnesota in the Civil Rights Movement was remembered Saturday. Matthew Little, long-time president of the Minneapolis NAACP, passed away last Sunday after complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.