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Minneapolis is in the early phases of implementing its Group Violence Intervention and is developing its organizational capacity.

Minneapolis is also one of pilot sites for the work of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. The NI focuses on issues of procedural justice, implicit bias, and reconciliation with the goal of improving relationships and building trust between law enforcement and those it serves. 



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Female police officers’ de-escalation skills changing tone in Minneapolis

April 2017  |  Star Tribune  

"The Minneapolis Police Department is rethinking its use-of-force policies, while stepping up its efforts to recruit female officers. Officers are now being trained in alternative ways to control violent or uncooperative suspects before resorting to physical means."

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Criminal Injustice Podcast: What racial reconciliation looks like on the ground

April 2017  |  Criminal Injustice Podcast  

Aseante Hylick, formerly of the NNSC, reflects on her experiences facilitating police-community reconciliation in cities around the US. 

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Survey: How Do People in High-Crime, Low-Income Communities View the Police?

February 2017  |  Urban Institute  

"The survey found that while residents of these neighborhoods are distrustful of police, they nevertheless want to cooperate and partner with police to make their communities safer. A door-to-door survey in high-crime neighborhoods of six cities found that less than a third of residents believe police respect people’s rights, but the vast majority believe laws should be strictly followed and many would volunteer their time to help police solve crimes, find suspects, and discuss crime in their neighborhood."

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Working together to ensure public safety in 21st-century Minneapolis

November 2016  |  Minneapolis Post  

"Every day, mayors across the country, including here in Minneapolis, are guided by a vision of a city that runs well for everyone. A core part of that work is making sure every resident is safe in every neighborhood. "

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How America’s Past Shapes Native Americans’ Present

October 2016  |  The Atlantic  

"A Minneapolis community seeks to counteract centuries of federal policies that have put its people at a disadvantage."

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Minneapolis Unveils Portal To Show Info, Complaints On Officers

October 2016  |  CBS Minnesota   

"The city of Minneapolis is making information on their police officers more accessible than ever before. Mayor Betsy Hodges revealed a new data portal for the Office of Police Conduct and Review. The office reviews every complaint made against a police officer within the city."

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http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/09/27/minneapolis-police-body-camera-update/

September 2016  |  CBS Minnesota   

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said that 363 officers have been trained and equipped with the body cameras in the city’s first, third and fourth precincts.

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Mpls. police announce new transgender, gender nonconformity policy

September 2016  |  Minneapolis Star Tribune   

"Minneapolis police have revamped their policies for dealing with transgender people in a partnership that advocates say likely will continue to evolve, but shows that the city is taking to heart how all of its citizens are treated."

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Minneapolis police to revamp citizen complaint process

September 2016  |  Minneapolis Star Tribune   

"Police officials on Tuesday announced changes to the complaint-filing process, including clarifying confusing language on the department’s website and, starting next month, training officers on receiving complaints. Officials also said there are plans to open a satellite office for walk-in complaints."

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Minneapolis police to try buddy system on mental health calls

September 2016  |  Minneapolis Star Tribune   

"The program would team Minneapolis officers with mental health professionals."

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