Despite New Measures, Future Of Police Reform In Minnesota Still UnclearThe debate continues about new police reforms passed in Minnesota.
Gov. Walz Pushes To End COVID Emergency But Keep Certain PowersAs the clock counts down to the midnight special session deadline, the Minnesota Legislature has made a number of last-minute changes, and Gov. Tim Walz has responded with an unexpected plan.
Legislators Send Public Safety Budget Deal With Some Police Accountability Measures To GovernorThe Minnesota House and Senate Tuesday night and into early Wednesday morning approved a bill funding the state’s prisons, courts and law enforcement agencies with some police accountability measures, though it fell short of what some DFL lawmakers and community activists were pushing for.
Minnesota House Passes Public Safety Deal Without Some DFL Police Accountability DemandsA group of DFL lawmakers vowed to amend a public safety budget deal to include more police accountability measures left out of a final deal between leaders. But on Tuesday, they dropped their push for some of those provisions and accepted fewer, more narrow changes, paving the way for the bill to pass in time to keep government services operating.
Gov. Walz Directs State Law Enforcement Agencies To Release Body Cam Footage In Deadly Police Encounters Within 5 DaysGov. Tim Walz is directing state law enforcement agencies to develop policies to more quickly release body camera footage from deadly police encounters to families.
'Shame On You': Activists, Families Voice Frustration Over Compromise On Policing BillWith just days to spare, state lawmakers have reached a deal to avoid a partial government shutdown. The agreement includes some police reforms, among them are regulations for no-knock warrants and modifications to the POST board’s police misconduct database, creating an early warning system to keep bad officers off the streets.
Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal On Public Safety, Including Some Police Accountability MeasuresRepublican and DFL leaders at the state capitol say they have reached a bipartisan agreement on a public safety spending package that includes more police accountability measures.
MN Legislature's Compromise On Police Reform Leaves Out Key ProposalsThe Minnesota State Legislature has come to a compromise on some police reforms, but the agreement leaves out some key proposals that the People of Color Caucus were calling for.
Wisconsin Assembly To Vote On Chokehold Ban, Police Reform BillsThe Wisconsin Assembly was scheduled Wednesday to send a package of police reform bills to Gov. Tony Evers, including a measure banning police use of chokeholds except in life-threatening situations or in self defense.
Special Session Starts; Extension Of Governor's Emergency Powers Renewed Another 30 DaysThe Minnesota House and Senate are starting to meet in Special Session. Lawmakers need to pass a budget before July 1 or the government shuts down.
Legislature Set To Debate Police Reform During Special SessionAs the special session of the legislature kicks off Monday, one of the topics that will be debated is police reform.
EPIC Training Seeks To Empower St. Paul Officers To Police ThemselvesA peer intervention program is empowering St. Paul police officers to police themselves, whether they have one day on the job or they’re the chief.
Brooklyn Center Sets Police Reform Model For State LegislatureThe city of Brooklyn Center, where Daunte Wright was killed in April, has already passed some of the reforms some legislators are proposing.
A Year After George Floyd's Death, Calls For Reform ContinueA year after the death of George Floyd the rally call for justice continues to ring out. Those marching on the front lines say they will never stop until there is accountability and reform when it comes to policing.
Have Minnesota's Police Reform Efforts Made An Impact?You hear about it almost every day: the debate about police reform in the aftermath of George Floyd's death and other incidents involving police that have prompted protests.