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.
The Roseville Police Department says it’s ending its dealings with a local repair shop after its employees allegedly drove marked squad cars too fast down County Road C.
The State Patrol is urging drivers to slow down after four people crashed into squad cars since the start of last weekend. On Monday, the State Patrol posted a video to YouTube with footage of a collision Friday on Interstate 94 near the St. Croix rest area. It shows a driver losing control and smashing into the back of a squad car that had stopped on the side of the road.
Three Des Moines police officers have been treated for injuries they suffered in a collision of two squad cars.
The Minnesota State Patrol says March has been a particularly dangerous month for troopers.
A 41-year-old man was killed by police after they say he rammed his vehicle into unmarked squad cars and refused to stop.
Authorities are offering a $4,000 reward to help figure out who set two police squad cars on fire in Orono, Minn. Police say an officer pulled into the Orono Police Department on Sept. 14 to find two squad cars fully engulfed in flames.
A man convicted of an assault on two deputies of the U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Police are looking for the person who damaged three police vehicles overnight using, among other things, dead carp.