The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a lawsuit today on behalf of itself and the NAACP Minneapolis against Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to force the release of video footage documenting the police killing of Jamar Clark. Minneapolis police shot and killed Jamar Clark, an unarmed 24-year-old African American man, in November 2015. The public has a right to access this footage and the Defendants’ refusal to release it violates the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Read more.
Today a group of Minnesota lawmakers, including Representatives Lesch, Scott, and Lucero along with Senators Dibble and Limmer, will ask their legislative colleagues in Minnesota to focus on the issue of student and personal data privacy, and to support their legislation, which would make important advancements in protecting the privacy of all Minnesota residents. Read more.