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Minneapolis Use-of-Force Numbers Increase Because of Handcuff Policy Change

The new policy added new categories for reporting certain holds, joint manipulations, nerve pressure points (touch pressure), handcuffing, unholstering/display of a weapon, verbal threats to use less-lethal weapons, less-lethal weapon pointing, verbal threats to use deadly force and firearm pointing, according to the policy.

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Minneapolis Names 3 Top Candidates for Police Chief

Mayor Jacob Frey will nominate one of the three candidates in the coming weeks, and the Minneapolis City Council will then hold a vote on whether to ratify the appointment

MN Officer Rescues 4 Children from Burning Duplexes

Officer Bill Beaudette was patrolling the city’s East Side when he noticed a cloud of smoke in the area and located a duplex on fire. After calling the fire department, he took action.

Brooklyn Center, MN, Agrees to $3.25M Settlement in Shooting Death

The settlement won't be finalized until there is an agreement on "substantial and meaningful non-monetary relief," which could include additional training for officers.

Minneapolis May Raise Salary of Chief to Attract New Police Leader

Mayor Jacob Frey said he believes the raise will be crucial for attracting high-caliber candidates at a time when many cities across the country are searching for police chiefs.

Veteran MN Officer Mentors Young Officer He Found Working at Arby's

Officer Brad Chin was 17 and working at a shift leader at Arby's when he met Officer Lou Ferraro. Ferraro became Chin's mentor.

MN State Patrol Helicopter Hit by Duck, Co-Pilot Injured

Around 10:15 p.m., a state patrol flight was requested to assist local law enforcement in Wabasha County. While pilots were returning from the assist, the helicopter was hit by a duck.

Former Officer Pleads Guilty in George Floyd’s Death, Will Serve 3 Years

“My client did not want to risk losing the murder case so he decided to plead guilty to manslaughter with a three year sentence, to be released in two years, and the murder case dismissed."

Chauvin Appeals Murder Conviction Over Floyd In-Custody Death

Chauvin asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals in a court filing Monday to reverse his conviction, reverse and remand for a new trial in a new venue, or order a resentencing.

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MN Officer Shot in Face, Suspect Killed in "Hour of Gunfire"

Police say the suspect fired approximately 100 rounds over a three-block crime scene.

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