police accountability

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Will Be Using Body Cams By The End of The Year

The cost will be around forty-five thousand dollars.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office will have new equipment. The department hopes to provide more transparency to the community by having deputies wear body cameras. They also say this will help lower officer complaints, gather evidence, and assist in police accountability. The sheriff says they have already received positive feedback from the community about the use…

Minnesota governor signs police accountability bill into law

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)–Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a police accountability bill into law Thursday that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis. The bill passed by the Legislature earlier this week also bans chokeholds and so-called warrior-style training, which critics say promotes excessive force. It imposes…

Minnesota lawmakers reach deal on police accountability measures

Lawmakers have been negotiating police accountability measures since the May 25 death of Floyd.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Minnesota’s divided Legislature struck a deal to strengthen police accountability Monday night, delivering a response two months after the death of George Floyd at the knee of a now-fired Minneapolis police officer. The House quickly voted 102-29 to approve the changes. After midnight, the Senate approved the bill in a 60-7 vote. Gov. Tim Walz supports the agreed-upon…

Minnesota Senate GOP leader says deal near on policing bill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate says legislative leaders have a tentative agreement on the outlines of a police accountability bill. But chances appear dimmer for a $1.9 billion public construction projects package that has yet to win the necessary GOP support in the Democratic-controlled House. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says the Senate plans to adjourn late…

WATCH LIVE: Governor Walz to discuss police accountability and Minnesota’s economic recovery at 3 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press conference to discuss police accountability and Minnesota’s economic recovery on Wednesday. The press conference is expected to begin at 3 p.m. Walz will be joined by Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. KVRR will stream the press conference on KVRR.com and our Facebook page. Categories: Minnesota News Tags: economy, GOV. TIM WALZ, police…