Minneapolis Approves Cuts to Police Budget, Not Staffing

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for sworn off...
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Spate of Shootings Raises Fears of a Violent Summer

CHICAGO — A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, racial unrest, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election...
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In Minneapolis, Talk of Changing PD Means Taking on Union

MINNEAPOLIS — The fiery leader of Minneapolis' police union has built a reputation of defying the city, long before he offered the union's full support to the officers charged in George Floyd's death. When the mayor banned “warrior training” for officers la...
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Minneapolis Cop Arrested in Death of Handcuffed Black Man

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday. Public Safety Commissioner John Harring...