MINNEAPOLIS -- City leaders in Minneapolis have made a big announcement when it comes to misconduct claims against their police officers.
The Office of Police Conduct now has an open data portal where anyone can find public data on police conduct cases. The city hopes the move will increase transparency and public trust.
The data, which includes complaints filed from 2013 to the present, will be updated bi-weekly. The allegations are color coded and there's also a feature to examine complaints by precinct.
“An important element in continuing to build a foundation of trust between our police department and the community is making sure that we are listening and responding to the needs of everyone,” said Mayor Betsy Hodges. “By launching these tools today, we as a city are providing more information on demand than ever before, and we are leading the way nationally in such transparency.”
Currently there are about 1,200 cases are in the database. Of the 1,200, about 73 resulted in discipline.
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