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Minneapolis council urges accountability, community trust in police body camera policy


One month before the Minneapolis Police Department plans to begin outfitting its officers with body cameras, City Council members are urging police officials to ensure that their policy for the cameras is transparent and stringent enough to earn the community’s trust.

Police officials updated the council’s public safety committee Wednesday on the feedback they received in a half-dozen listening sessions over the last month. Those sessions, held around the city, attracted about 240 participants looking to comment on a draft policy unveiled by police in March. That policy was released days after the council approved a $4 million, five-year contract to purchase 587 body cameras and store the footage they provide.


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