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Attorneys for Former MN Officer who Fatally Shot Woman During 911 Response Want 3.5-Year Sentence

Attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor filed court documents Thursday requesting leniency when he is resentenced next week for fatally shooting Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

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Former MN Officer's Attorneys Plan to Argue Killing of Daunte Wright was "Innocent Mistake"

Former Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter's attorneys filed a notice of defenses Wednesday afternoon that was made public Thursday morning outlining four potential options.

Minneapolis Mayor, Chief Secure Funding for Officer and Community Mental Health Programs

The Minneapolis mayor and police chief have laid out plans for a $200,000 Mobile Mental Health Crisis Unit and a $500,000 Early Intervention System, which they say would be covered with $700,000 of grant money from the Pohlad Family Foundation.

Sex Crimes Suspect Leads MN Deputies, Officers on Wild Pursuit

Anoka County Sheriff's deputies and Blaine police officers tried stopping the suspect's vehicle with spike strips and PIT maneuvers. The determined suspect kept going until his vehicle could no longer move.

Former Minneapolis Officer Chauvin Appeals Conviction in Floyd Death

Chauvin's appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals came 90 days after his June 25 sentencing on the last day he could have done so, according to court documents.

Minneapolis-Area DA Will Not Charge People for Spitting on Officer Unless They Hit Hands or Face

“We think the harm caused by spitting on the boot or uniform does not rise to the level of spitting on the face or hands,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

Minneapolis Residents Ask Governor to Send Troopers in Response to Violent Crime Wave

Sent Wednesday, the letter from 26 residents says they have been left to “twist in the winds of violence” for over a year, with the violence including deaths of children due to gunfire. The group says the city as a whole has seen 69 “murders” this year so far, and things are getting worse with more incidents including automatic gunfire.

Stress, Anti-Police Sentiment Causing MN Chiefs to Retire Early

In interviews, some former Minnesota chiefs cited fatigue and anti-police sentiment as part of their rationale for leaving.

Court Allows Minneapolis "Disband the Police" Vote to Move Forward, Early Voting in Progress

In a ruling late Thursday, the state supreme court reversed a district court's decision to block the city from counting votes on the question. There was no memo immediately explaining the court's decision

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Attorneys for Former MN Officer Seek Dismissal of First-Degree Manslaughter Charge in Killing of Daunte Wright

In the filing on Wednesday, the attorneys claim that the amended complaint "underplays" Wright's conduct during the incident, noting he had a warrant out for his arrest, resisted arrest and committed "by Supreme Court opinion, a dangerous crime" by driving away

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