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Mpls. Selected In Nat’l Initiative To Curb Racial Bias

Minneapolis has been selected as one of six cities to host a pilot initiative designed to improve relations between police and the communities they serve.

03/12/2015

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Legislature May Punt Body Camera Guidelines To Next Year

Despite body cameras’ growing use by police and concerns about how to handle sensitive footage, a top House lawmaker said Wednesday he plans to hold off on passing any restrictions this year. Rep. Tony Cornish, chairman of the House’s public safety committee, told The Associated Press he may instead push for a study and perhaps tackle the issue again in 2016.

03/11/2015

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Walker Becomes More Involved In Wake Of Police Shooting

A representative for the family of a 19-year-old biracial man shot and killed by a white Madison police officer says Gov. Scott Walker promised to call the man’s mother to help console her.

03/11/2015

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Police Investigating 2 Fatal Crashes In Twin Cities

The Minnesota State Patrol says two motorists were killed in separate accidents in the Twin Cities early Sunday morning. The first crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday at an intersection in Burnsville.

03/09/2015

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Protests Follow Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed 19-Year-Old

Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town’s streets with chants of “Black Lives Matter” following the fatal shooting of an unarmed, black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city’s police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.

03/08/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Harm In Using Racial Descriptions?

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will reduce the number of incidents it uses race to describe criminals.

02/25/2015

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Lawmakers Advised To Set Data Policy Beyond Police Body Cams

Minnesota lawmakers are being advised to think beyond police officer body cameras as they consider how to manage loads of data being scooped up by newer law enforcement tools. Government data policy expert Don Gemberling told the House Civil Law Committee on Tuesday that fast-evolving technology makes it important that any rewrite of access laws isn’t too narrowly focused.

02/10/2015

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For Police Body Cameras, Big Costs Loom In Storing Footage

The 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.

02/06/2015

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Police Camped In Jordan, In Pursuit Of Suspect In SLP Shootout

Authorities say a 41-year-old man is at large and is considered to be armed and dangerous after an officer-involved shooting in St. Louis Park Tuesday morning and brandishing a gun at a Byerly’s store.

02/03/2015

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Dayton Says Body Cam Video Should Be ‘Carefully Limited’

As Minnesota’s debate over police body-camera footage revs up, Gov. Mark Dayton says the data captured “needs to be confined and carefully limited.”

02/02/2015

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Bill Seeks To Keep Police Body Cam Footage Private

Body cameras are quickly becoming part of the uniform for several police forces across the country and in Minnesota. But there is some concern about what should happen to all the video.

01/30/2015

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Debate Over Access To Body Camera Footage Arrives At Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers are wading into a debate over access to footage caught on police body cameras. A law enforcement-backed proposal to put strict limits on who sees body camera videos was introduced Thursday in the House. A Senate version isn’t far behind.

01/29/2015

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Lawmakers Renew Push To Regulate License Plate Readers

Minnesota lawmakers are restarting a two-year-long push to set rules for how law enforcement agencies use automated license plate readers. The cameras are usually mounted on squad cars, logging car locations into a database. Police say they help track down stolen cars and aid in investigations.

01/22/2015

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Lawmakers Debate Police Use Of License Plate Readers

Minnesota lawmakers opened hearings Thursday on a bill to regulate how long police can keep computer images of your car and license plate. Police store tens of thousands of those images — even if you haven’t committed a crime.

01/15/2015

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Mpls. Police Watch For The Vulnerable In The Bitter Cold

Minneapolis Police officers are being asked to keep an eye out for people on the street who may not be dressed properly, or are in need of help. “It doesn’t take long in these sub-zero temperatures for people to get hurt,” said First Precinct Inspector Medaria Arradondo. He says one of his officers has even started to hand out blankets to those in need.

01/06/2015

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From Driving To The Hoop To Driving A Squad Car

Hamline women’s basketball player Jordan Sammons leads the MIAC in several statistical categories. Judging by her pre-game introduction, dropping hints is one of them.

01/03/2015

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Patrols Out In Full Force For New Year’s Eve

Police are out in force across the metro this New Year’s Eve, trying to prevent end-of-the-year tragedies. This is one of those nights when people tend to drink a little more than usual and many of them end up behind the wheel.

12/31/2014

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2 Mpls. Officers Injured In Broadside Crash

Officials say two Minneapolis police officers are recovering following a crash Sunday afternoon in which a squad car was broadsided.

12/28/2014

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North Mpls. Abduction Might Be Related To Other Case

City police say that while investigating an abduction of a little girl earlier this month in north Minneapolis they were made aware of a similar, unreported abduction that happened in October.

12/15/2014

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Minnesota House Puts Out Call For Top Cop

The next chief sergeant-at-arms of the Minnesota House will have something most recent predecessors lacked: A law enforcement background.

12/14/2014

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Alert: St. Thomas Student Groped Outside Her Apartment

Officials at the University of St. Thomas have issued a safety alert after a student reported being groped over the weekend by a man outside her St. Paul apartment.

12/10/2014

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Iowa Police Chief Quits Following Bus Flap

A northeast Iowa police chief who is accused of illegally passing a stopped school bus has quit his post.

11/26/2014

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2 Cars Drove Through Mpls. Ferguson Protests

Hundreds of protesters snarled traffic in Minneapolis Tuesday night as they marched on busy streets and highways. Cars drove through crowds at least twice. One particular incident involving a white van happened on Cedar Avenue South.

11/25/2014

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Superior Police Say Officer Used Justified Force

A Superior police investigation has found an officer’s use of force was justified in an arrest captured by a police dashboard camera.

11/24/2014

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Pocket Dials Becoming A Nuisance For Police

We’ve all done it before: That embarrassing pocket dial, where the person on the other end picks up and can hear everything we’re saying without us knowing. But sometimes instead of unknowingly calling a parent or a friend, the emergency dial feature you see on cell phones accidentally gets hit. Brittney Quant husband accidentally pocket-dialed 911, which led to a front-door visit from police.

11/13/2014

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