Police have the vital and difficult job of protecting public safety. Performing this job effectively does not require sacrificing civil liberties. All Minnesota law enforcement agencies-from the state patrol to city police forces-need to respect the rights of individuals while enforcing the law. And when allegations of misconduct arise, there must be policies and mechanisms to hold police accountable for their actions.
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The ACLU-MN has free app that can be used to film the police in public. Put a check on law enforcement misconduct whenever, wherever.
PICKING UP THE PIECES: A MINNEAPOLIS CASE STUDY
This case study provides an in depth look at the state of policing in Minnesota. Here we break down key players, statistics and first hand accounts to provide a deeper understanding of criminal justice and race relations in the city of Minneapolis.
POLICE REFORM BILLS
- SF 3579 - Enhancing the role and authority of citizen oversight councils and establishing procedural justice policies.
- SF 3518 - Creating a board of Special Prosecution and a State Special Prosecutor for certain officer-involved use of force cases, and prohibiting the use of grand juries in certain officer-involved use of force cases.
FILE A COMPLAINT
You have the right to report police misconduct.