FBI Report Details 'Alarming' Rise In Attacks On Law Enforcement“We need to have sort of a common resolve that violence is not acceptable, whether it’s against a community members, or it’s against law enforcement or the rule of law,” FBI Special Agent Michael Paul said.
How College Law Enforcement Programs In Minnesota Are ChangingAs lawmakers discuss potential changes to policing, Minnesota community colleges have already made their own changes.
Mpls. Police Hiring Outside Help: What Happened, What Comes NextAs violent crime went up in Minneapolis last year, the number of police officers went down. So, two months ago: The city gave the police chief money to hire outside help. The new year came without extra officers on our streets, however. WCCO looked at what happened, and what comes next.
ACLU Of Minnesota Sues Local Law Enforcement Over Attacks On Journalists Covering George Floyd ProtestsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN) filed a lawsuit against local law enforcement overnight Tuesday after reports of journalists being targeted and attacked while covering the George Floyd protests.
Police Officer Serves College Kid Lesson In Tying Tie -- No TicketA police officer pulled over a speeding student in need, graciously decided to be a human first and a cop second.
Body Camera Debate May Push Beyond 2016 In MinnesotaA massive divide over how to regulate the use of body cameras could hang up legislation as the state's largest police department deploys the technology this year in Minneapolis.
Accountability, Transparency Concerns Remain In Body Camera DebateNew legislation proposing body camera guidelines for Minnesota police and dictating how resulting footage is handled hasn't resolved nagging issues between accountability goals and transparency concerns. State lawmakers struggled Wednesday to strike the appropriate balance as police interests and watchdog groups pulled them in competing directions.
Youth Intervention Proponents Ask For More State FundingPoliticians, law enforcement and youth intervention professionals met Friday in the Twin Cities. Those involved say there is a growing number of at-risk youth in the area. They met at the Brooklyn Park Community Center to ask the state legislature for more funding.
Good Question: Why Don't Police Just Try To Hurt Suspects?Over the past week, WCCO has devoted significant coverage to officer-involved shootings from the death of Jamar Clark a week and half ago to a Columbia Heights man early Tuesday morning. So why don't police just try to hurt suspects? Good Question.
ACLU Says New App Holds Powerful Tools; Police Raise ConcernsThe American Civil Liberties Union will launch its "Mobile Justice App" in Minnesota Friday. The technology allows users to instantly send video of police interactions to the ACLU.
'Blue Light Service' Held At State Capitol Honors Fallen Law EnforcementOn Saturday night, services were held at the State Capitol to honor those who died in Minnesota. The program encourages communities to display blue lights during the holiday season in honor of our fallen law enforcement. The color blue is symbolic of peace.
Minn. Law Enforcement Looking To Adopt 21st Century PolicingThe events in Ferguson, Missouri and State Island, New York exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect. In the Twin Cities, fatal police-involved shootings -- like those of Terrence Franklin and Marcus Golden -- have led to a growing distrust between officers and the public, especially among people of color.
Law Enforcement Pushing For $150M Annually For PreschoolMore than 100 law enforcement leaders across Minnesota are asking lawmakers for a minimum of $150 million a year for preschool programs.
State Patrol Putting The Brakes On Distracted DriversMore than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are on the lookout for drivers who are texting.
Compromise May Pave Way For License Plate Reader LawHouse lawmakers say they've finally reached a compromise for how long law enforcement agencies can keep location data from license plate readers.