Report: Police Across The U.S. Abuse Confidential DatabasesPolice officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.
De-Escalation & Rights: Officers Get Training On Dealing With ProtestersMore than 1,100 officers from agencies across the east metro were taught Thursday in St. Paul how to deal with large crowds, during emotionally charged protests.
Ellison To Discuss Policing Doc With Filmmaker, BLM ActivistMinnesota Rep. Keith Ellison will be part of a discussion Thursday on policing in America following the screening of a documentary focusing on the Ferguson shooting and police militarization.
After Texas, La. Shootings, Support Pours In For Minn. PoliceHere in Minnesota, support is pouring in for local officers. Some officers say they are seeing “unprecedented” encouragement.
2 Found Dead In Columbia Heights Home; No Foul Play SuspectedPolice in Columbia Heights say no suspects are being sought and there is no foul play suspected after two people were found dead in a home on Monday morning.
Local Police Training For Encounters With People With Mental IllnessIt is estimated that about 10 percent of police calls involve a person with a mental illness. Some law enforcement agencies are now adding more training on how to deal with those calls, especially after some recent cases involving officers and people in emotional distress.
Mpls. Police Begin Training In Program To Build Community TrustThe Minneapolis Police Department has begun a year-long training effort to help build relationships between officers and the communities they serve.
4 Arrested For Fatal Shooting Of 5-Year-Old Boy In Wis.Police say all four suspects wanted in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy in Beloit are in custody.
Man Who Shot Himself During Oakdale Police Search ID'dThe man who died in an incident Thursday morning has been identified. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says authorities were sent to the 2700 block of Granite Avenue North at about 8 a.m.
Officer Wounded, Man Killed In Oakdale Shooting IncidentAn Oakdale resident is dead after an incident with police that also resulted in an officer's injury Thursday morning. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says an officer was shot in the arm during a call at about 8 a.m. on the 2700 block of Granite Avenue North.
St. Paul Police Hold Job FairThe St. Paul Police Department is hiring. They held a job fair Saturday in the hopes of finding people who are willing to protect and serve. It was held at the Western District Department on North Hamline Avenue.
Franken Working To Change How The Justice System Deals With The Mentally IllSen. Al Franken is hoping this is the year he can get legislation passed to help people suffering from mental illness.

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