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Minneapolis officials say they undercounted delayed police responses by 5,525 calls


Brian Peterson • Star Tribune

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told the council committee that oversees public safety that over a 12-month period dating back to last summer there were 1,251 instances in which no squads were immediately available to respond to Priority 1 calls.

The number of delayed police responses cited by Minneapolis police officials to underscore staffing shortages was less than a fifth of the actual tally.

The revised count comes after officials determined that they had overlooked thousands of cases in which people called 911 to report a shooting or domestic assault and no police units were available to respond, said Minneapolis city coordinator Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde.


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