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.
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.