St. Paul Moving Forward On New Commission To Re-Envision Emergency ResponseCrime and calls for service have increased substantially this year in the capitol city. So far in 2020, 1,900 shots have been fired, and 30 people have lost their lives.
Charter Commission Rejects City Council Plan To Change Policing In MinneapolisSince early summer, members of the Minneapolis Charter Commission has been investigating the call from city leaders to change policing in the city of Minneapolis.
'Legal Equalizer' App Helps People Know Their Rights, Safely Interact With Police: 'Accountability On All Sides For Everybody'The Founder and CEO of the Legal Equalizer app hopes that it will help to de-escalate situations between police and citizens by providing accountability on all sides.
Two Protest Groups On Police Reform Clash In BloomingtonA group of protesters in Bloomington led a march Saturday afternoon calling for a change to the city's police department. While in another part of town, protesters were supporting the other side of the issue.
Minnesota Lawmakers Pass Historic Police Reform Bill: 'This Is Only The Beginning'The bill contains 15 provisions, meaning that lawmakers reached a compromise on the police reform package.
Deal Possible On Police Reform Bill During Special SessionThe possibility of a police reform bill passing during the special session Monday night at the Minnesota State Capitol is still unclear.
Talking Points: Gov. Walz Discusses Where Negotiations Stand During Minnesota's Second Special SessionOn Monday at noon, both houses of the Minnesota Legislature convene for a second summer special session.
GOP, DFL Legislators Optimistic This Special Session Will Produce ResultsThe legislature failed to pass any of the major bills during the last special session. That included bills on police reform, a $1.35 billion infrastructure, jobs and bonding bill, a tax bill, and relief for riot-torn Minneapolis and St. Paul.
'It Needs To Stop': National Mother's March Calls For The End Of Police ViolencePeople from around the country rallied in St. Paul Sunday to call for an end to police violence.
Gov. Walz To Convene Special Session, Pushes For Police Reform And Bonding BillGov. Tim Walz announced Friday that he will convene a special legislative session starting on July 13.
Duluth Police Change Use Of Force Policy, Emphasize De-EscalationA call for change is becoming a reality in Duluth.
Activists Plan National Mother's March In Twin Cities To Protest Officer-Involved ShootingsPeople from all over the country are expected to come to the Twin Cities to shine a light on families who have lost someone at the hands of police. Organizers are demanding that all cases involving police killings be reopened.
Mpls. City Council Votes Unanimously To Dismantle MPDAn ordinance has been introduced to remove the requirement for a police department from the city charter. The charter amendment calls instead for "a department of community safety and violence prevention."
Minneapolis City Council To Take First Official Step In Ending Police DepartmentMinneapolis City Council members will take the first step Friday in the effort to disband the police department.
Some Mpls. City Council Members Double Down On Call To Disband Police Despite Surge In ViolenceSome Minneapolis City Council members are responding to the recent uptick in violence amid a push to defund the Minneapolis Police Department.