Police are supposed to protect and serve all members of the public. Performing this job effectively does not require sacrificing civil liberties, something that happens too often to BIPOC communities, even leading to killings by police. 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 police misconduct arise, there must be policies and mechanisms to hold police accountable for their actions.
DOWNLOAD THE MOBILE JUSTICE APP
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.
For more info on the app click here.
FUTURE OF POLICING: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, “DIVEST FROM POLICE?”
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
- HF 905 - Lets localities give civilian review boards power to impose discipline on police
- HF 2539 - Allows police to issue sign-and-release citations rather than arrest people who have missed court dates for low-level offenses
FILE A COMPLAINT
You have the right to report police misconduct.
File a complaint with ACLU-MN.
File a complaint with a Minnesota Police Department.