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Police accountability advocates disappointed by deal at Minnesota Capitol


Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Chief Clerk Patrick Duffy Murphy finished the day's paperwork in the House Chamber before heading home on Sunday, June 27.

Minnesotans pushing for police accountability called a public safety deal at the State Capitol a disappointment, while Republicans touted it as a way to help law enforcement do their job.

Police will have new regulations on no-knock warrants and how they work with confidential informants under the agreement, and there is an updated expectation for mental health crisis teams to help respond to some emergencies. But many of the more controversial proposed policing changes were left out of the bill.

"We made a commitment to not take any anti-police measures or make it harder for law enforcement to keep people safe. The recent increase in violent crime has all of us on edge, but this agreement keeps our promise," Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, said in a statement.


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