City Of Minneapolis Officially Launches BCR Team To Address Mental Health Emergencies The city of Minneapolis announced Monday the official launch of the behavioral crisis response team's pilot project. The team was created by the city to have a trained group of people address mental health emergencies.
'Movements Lose Until They Win': Activists Keep Police Reform Push Despite Minneapolis LossActivists vowed Wednesday to keep fighting for substantial changes to the Minneapolis Police Department, despite the defeat of a ballot initiative that would have replaced it with a reimagined public safety unit in the city where George Floyd died under an officer's knee.
Minneapolis Ballot Guide: Where Mpls. City Council Members Stand On Public SafetyWith Minneapolis city elections approaching, public safety is the topic on most everyone's mind.
Some Democrats Fear 'Massive National Blowback' If MPD ReplacedThe state's best known progressives — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison — support the plan, which would replace the police department with a new Department of Public Safety. Other top Democrats, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Gov. Tim Walz, oppose it.
Brooklyn Center Updates 'Cite And Release' Policies For Certain Low-Level Offenses, Other New Proposals Not Yet ImplementedBrooklyn Center is looking to change policing in the community and a revamped policy implemented this week targets low-level offenses by issuing a citation and letting a person go instead of arrest.
'We Cannot Let This Be A Tragic, Lost Opportunity': Ben Crump Urges Lawmakers Not To Give Up On George Floyd Justice In Policing ActFollowing the collapse of bipartisan police reform talks in Congress on Wednesday, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, said that his clients are extremely disappointed and urged Democratic senators to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to a floor vote.
Judge Temporarily Halts New Police Use Of Force StandardsA judge has temporarily halted Minnesota's updated use-of-force standards for peace officers amidst a lawsuit filed by the state's largest law enforcement groups.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Addresses Delay In Promised Police Reforms: 'It Definitely Rests On Me'The city of Brooklyn Center promised police reform after a former officer shot and killed Daunte Wright. Three months later, almost nothing has changed.
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.