Police groups begin petition drive asking Gov. Walz to call special session

ANOKA, Minn. – Leading law enforcement organizations have launched a petition drive as they continue pushing Gov. Tim Walz to call a special session to fix what they call an unclear new state law on when school-based officers can use certain restraint holds on students. House Speaker Melissa Hortman, in a letter to city officials in the Anoka-Hennepin School District…

Minnesota Democrats discuss what’s in store for school resource officers

MOORHEAD, Minn. – (KVRR) – There has been a lot of confusion regarding School Resource Officers ability to use bodily force which has led to some police departments throughout Minnesota pulling officers from schools. Minnesota Republicans say this new law needs to be fixed quickly and they want a special session. State Senator Rob Kupec of Moorhead, a Democrat, says…

Confusion over new state law leads to removal of officers from schools

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Parents are looking for more clarification on a new state law as Moorhead Police pull school resource officers from all public schools. Legal counsel has interpreted that a section of the education bill may prohibit any physical contact from an SRO that “controls” a student. SROs could face civil and criminal penalties for violating the law….