Minneapolis to Change Policy on Police Body Cameras

The city’s mayor and acting police chief were expected to delineate changes in the body-cam policy Wednesday morning. The changes are another fallout from the July 15 fatal shooting by a Minneapolis cop of a woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and acting Police Chief Medaria Arradando planned a press conference late Wednesday morning to announce changes to the police department’s body camera policy, reports WCCO. The two were set to announce the changes at the Minneapolis Emergency Operations Training Facility.

The expected changes were prompted by the July 15 fatal shooting by Officer Mohammed Noor of Justine Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault outside her home. The shooting has roiled the city. Police Chief Janee Harteau, who took five days to return from vacation after the shooting happened, resigned under pressure from Mayor Hodges.

from https://thecrimereport.org