Category: Minneapolis Police Department

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Jan
2021

5 Charged Over Minneapolis New Year’s Eve Riots Involving ‘Kill Cops’ And ‘Abolish Prisons’ Vandalism5 Charged Over Minneapolis New Year’s Eve Riots Involving ‘Kill Cops’ And ‘Abolish Prisons’ Vandalism

Five people were charged following New Year’s Eve riots in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that included anti-police messages spray-painted on government property, numerous sources reported. Police say rioters shot fireworks at motorists and spray-painted “Abolish Prisons” and “Kill Cops” on Minneapolis buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank and the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Fox […]

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Jan
2021

Body Camera Footage In Minneapolis Police Department Fatal Shooting ReleasedBody Camera Footage In Minneapolis Police Department Fatal Shooting Released

December 31, 2020 5:41 PM ET The Minneapolis Police Department released body camera footage of an incident where a felony suspect was fatally shot during a traffic stop Wednesday evening. The officers repeatedly told the suspect to show his hands as he tried to drive away from officers before he was blocked in by police […]

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Dec
2020

National Guard Preparing For Indefinite Deployment While George Floyd Trial Proceeds In MinneapolisNational Guard Preparing For Indefinite Deployment While George Floyd Trial Proceeds In Minneapolis

The Minnesota National Guard may deploy indefinitely to Minneapolis while the four former police officers involved in the death of George Floyd are on trial in 2021, an ABC affiliate reported Wednesday. The National Guard’s 12-page plan dubbed “Operation Safety Net” details a worst-case scenario plan where all available state guard forces are deployed for […]

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Dec
2020

Minneapolis City Council Cuts The Police Department’s Budget, But Not Number Of OfficersMinneapolis City Council Cuts The Police Department’s Budget, But Not Number Of Officers

The Minneapolis City Council voted to cut millions from the police department budget for 2021 and to allocate the funds to violence prevention and community programs early Thursday morning. The council approved “Safety for All” amendments that redirect $7.7 million of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) budget towards community violence prevention and mental health response. […]

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Nov
2020

Rising Violence Prompts Minneapolis City Officials To Consider Asking Nearby Officers For SupportRising Violence Prompts Minneapolis City Officials To Consider Asking Nearby Officers For Support

Officials might bring in officers from nearby jurisdictions to aid the Minneapolis Police Department’s response to increasing violent crimes, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Monday. Police officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police will temporarily work with the Minneapolis Police Department if the measure is approved by the City Council and […]

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Nov
2020

Judge Declines Minneapolis Officers’ Request To Move Trial Out Of CityJudge Declines Minneapolis Officers’ Request To Move Trial Out Of City

A judge declined the request of defense attorneys in the George Floyd case to move the trial out of Minneapolis, and also ruled that the four former officers would be tried in a single proceeding, numerous sources reported. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill had warned attorneys and public officials months prior that if they don’t […]

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Oct
2020

‘You Can Hear Gunshots’: Minneapolis Residents Sue City For Failing To Adequately Staff Police Amid Crime Surge‘You Can Hear Gunshots’: Minneapolis Residents Sue City For Failing To Adequately Staff Police Amid Crime Surge

Several Minneapolis residents went to court Monday, where they sued the city for failing to adequately staff police amid a rise in violent crime, WCCO reported Tuesday. “Every single night on any block in this neighborhood you can hear gunshots!” plaintiff Cathy Spann said, according to WCCO. “Every single freaking night!” Spann, who lives in […]

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Oct
2020

Judge Denies Former Officer’s Request To Use 2019 Footage Of George Floyd Incident With Police As EvidenceJudge Denies Former Officer’s Request To Use 2019 Footage Of George Floyd Incident With Police As Evidence

A judge denied a request made on behalf of a former Minneapolis police officer to use body camera footage from a 2019 arrest of George Floyd as evidence in trial, CBS Minnesota reported.  Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill denied Attorney Earl Gray’s request to use the footage from May 6, 2019 as evidence in court, […]

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Oct
2020

Judge Will Allow Public To View 2019 Video Of Police Interaction With George Floyd That Prosecution Wanted To Remain UnavailableJudge Will Allow Public To View 2019 Video Of Police Interaction With George Floyd That Prosecution Wanted To Remain Unavailable

A video of a 2019 incident involving Minneapolis Police and George Floyd will be made available to the public amid pushback from prosecutors who did not want the video to become public, numerous sources reported. Judge Peter Cahill determined that making the video available would not taint a potential jury. The attorney for fired Minneapolis […]

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Oct
2020

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Released From Jail On $1 Million BondFormer Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Released From Jail On $1 Million Bond

October 07, 2020 2:36 PM ET Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was released from prison after posting $1 million bond, Fox 9 reported Wednesday. Chauvin was reportedly jailed in segregation at the maximum-security Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, prison. He was awaiting a March 8 trial regarding the death of George Floyd and is facing […]

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