Mpls. City Council President Lisa Bender On Costly Police Misconduct Settlements: 'This Is A Whole System Problem'The Minneapolis City Council president is responding to a WCCO report about how much it costs taxpayers to settle officer conduct lawsuits.
'Police Misconduct Is Costly': An Examination Of Settlements In MinneapolisPolice misconduct allegations have cost taxpayers in the state's largest city tens of millions of dollars in the last decade alone. Just this year, Minneapolis paid a record settlement to the family of George Floyd. WCCO-TV has added up the costs, and spoke to experts about what the payouts reveal about policing in the city.
Discredited Eden Prairie Detective Fighting Misconduct ChargesAttorney Paul Rogosheske says his client is a highly honored and respected drug detective who made a simple clerical mistake on the warrant in question.
Mpls. Police Officer Fired After Misconduct AllegationsWCCO has learned a second Minneapolis police officer has been fired over accusations he went too far during an arrest. Officer Blayne Lehner was on the force for nearly twenty years. He also served as a director on the board of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis.
Dayton Rejects Police Chief’s Misconduct Investigation Plan Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will not cooperate with Minneapolis police to investigate police misconduct. That's after the Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced the plan Wednesday, after months of consultation with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).