Starting Friday, several Minneapolis police officers will start wearing body cameras to record their interactions with the public.
The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told The Associated Press about the Twin Cities’ participation during a Tuesday interview.
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.
A 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.
A pilot project has begun that will allow Minnesotans a closer look at what goes on in some courtrooms.