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Reprint: The Police Are Defunding Minneapolis

The combination of these payouts and police misconduct settlements is approaching $150 million dollars. That’s more than three fourths of what the MPD’s budget was in 2020.

  • 09/09/2022
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Summary of Hennepin County Attorney Candidate Forum

A summary of the viewpoints of the seven candidates running for Hennepin County attorney general.

  • 07/28/2022
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Another High Speed Chase Death: A 6-year-old

From Racial Justice Network On Friday, July 15, 2022, Brooklyn Center Police initiated a high-speed chase through residential areas. Brooklyn

  • 07/19/2022
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Public Safety On the Ballot This Year

The League of Women’s Voters Minneapolis is creating a series of commentaries related to the 2022 Midterm Elections. This is one of them.

  • 06/07/2022
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Shoutout to Minneapolis’ Behavioral Crisis Response Team

Within 30 minutes, two calm, purposeful female Behavioral Crisis Response members arrived at the front gate.

  • 05/20/2022
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NEWS: Investigation Report on Race-Based Policing in Minneapolis

MPD officers, supervisors, and field training officers receive deficient training, which emphasizes a paramilitary approach to policing that results in officers unnecessarily escalating encounters or using inappropriate levels of force.

  • 04/27/2022
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VIEW: A 2003 Police Reform Effort Regroups

After the murder of George Floyd, community members who had been involved in earlier work for police reform returned to the agreement that had been negotiated with police and city representatives in 2003 to understand what more can be done today.

  • 02/10/2022
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Minneapolis City Council holds discussion on no-knock warrant policies

“Right now we don’t know how many cases are like Amir Locke. We don’t know how many people are impacted or even killed by no-knock warrants because there is no transparency.”

  • 02/09/2022
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Minneapolis releases body cam footage of Amir Locke killing

The Downtown Minneapolis Police Murder of a 22-Year-Old

  • 02/04/2022
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Politics: Funding Public Safety Priorities

A new public safety legislative package that will be proposed by the Minnesota House DFL when the session opens January 31 includes a budget of $100 million

  • 01/27/2022
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Survey Results: What Do You Fear?

Minnesota Women’s Press conducted a virtual statewide survey to ask Minnesotans about their current fears.

  • 12/28/2021
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Commentary: Minneapolis Public Safety — What Is Next?

Saint Paul started a great process of improving public safety practices five months after George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis.

  • 11/03/2021