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Police Reform

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi

Ramsey Co. won't prosecute cases that stem from low-level traffic stops

The policy doesn't apply to situations that endanger public safety.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz uses executive actions to enact some police reform

This comes as the legislature is set to vote this week on a watered-down public safety bill.

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MN Legislature's agreement on public safety bill leaves out key police reforms

Rep. Carlos Mariani called the bill "a great disappointment."

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ACLU lawsuit alleges Minneapolis illegally withholds police misconduct files

The city buries police misconduct and disciplinary actions from the public, calling it "coaching," the lawsuit states.

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Where efforts to change policing stand a year after George Floyd's death

A look at efforts in Minneapolis, Minnesota and at the national level.

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Brooklyn Center mayor proposes policing reform, including unarmed traffic enforcement

The resolution includes sweeping changes to policing in the wake of Daunte Wright's death.

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'Cop out': Senate GOP leader under fire for cancelling police reform hearings

Senate Maj. Leader Paul Gazelka retracted support for such hearings.

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New police rules ban white supremacist affiliation, set policy for protest response

The new rules come as the Minnesota Legislature has failed to pass bills on such measures.

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MN House passes omnibus public safety bill with police reform measures

The Senate previously passed its omnibus public safety bill without police accountability legislation.

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MN Senate passes public safety bill without DFL-backed police reform measures

Democrats say the bill doesn't do enough to address police accountability.

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DFLers demand more police reform, GOP says it'll hold hearings on proposals

Democrats have been calling for change since Daunte Wright's death, and now Republicans say they'll hold hearings on bills but haven't made promises it'll lead to anything getting passed.

Minneapolis police

MPD prioritizing recruits who live in Minneapolis, have social service experience

The city and Minneapolis Police Department announced new recruiting measures for the understaffed department.

Phillipe Cunningham

Mpls councilor receiving 'death threats' over proposal to replace MPD

Philippe Cunningham is calling for a new public safety department.

Minneapolis City Hall

Minneapolis councilors propose replacing police department, rent stabilization

Council members are also proposing two charter amendments to help renters in Minneapolis.

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Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

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Mayor Frey, Minneapolis police chief reveal new 'no-knock' policy

The new policy for Minneapolis Police Department was announced Wednesday.

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Minneapolis City Council approves additional funding for MPD

The approval comes days after a tense exchange between the police chief and council members.

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MPD chief asks for money to hire outside officers, spars with council members

A committee narrowly passed the proposal that would allow the MPD to contract with other agencies to curb violence.

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City Council questions Arradondo on rise of violent crime in Minneapolis

Council members say residents are asking "Where are the police" and are reporting officers say they need more resources to respond to crime.

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MN Legislature passes police accountability package in late-night vote

The bill passed the House and Senate in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Walz announces new special session to pass police reform, bonding

Gov. Tim Walz has called a special session that starts Monday.

Minneapolis City Hall

You can now comment on Minneapolis' plans to replace police department

The City Council will next discuss the proposed changes Wednesday.

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MN Senate ends special session with no deal on police reform

Lawmakers failed to agree on other critical legislation as well.

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House, Senate disagree on policing bills with time running out in Special Session

House leaders say the Senate's bills don't do enough to enact systemic change.