Minneapolis Police Release First Report on Internal Discipline


In response to a community push to hold officers more accountable and reform how complaints are investigated, the Minneapolis Police Department has released its first-ever analysis of how officers use force and how disciplinary actions have been handed down by the chief, reports the city’s Star-Tribune. The 34-page report includes data on firings, reprimands and other disciplinary action from 2004 and 2005.

Among the findings: In 2004, half of the 80 cases that received a full investigation resulted in discipline ranging from a letter of reprimand to termination; officers reported using force in 543 incidents from March through December 2005; Tasers were used in 5 percent of the incidents and guns in 3 percent.

Link: http://www.startribune.com/462/story/782449.html

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