MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014


  • ACLU releases data showing racial disparities in low level arrests in Minneapolis. The American Civil Liberties Union has released data that shows dramatic racial disparities in the Minneapolis Police Department's arrest rates for a number of low-level non-violent offenses from 2004 – 2012. Go to ACLU Header

  • Minn. Law Enforcement Prep For Possible Ebola Cases. Minnesota's law enforcement community is making changes to protect from the potential for Ebola. Go to CBS Minnesota Header

  • Demoted police captains sue Minneapolis chief. A group of high-ranking Minneapolis police officers is suing Chief Janeé Harteau, claiming she pushed for their retirement after demotions and later reassigned them to inferior positions. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • More Than 2 Million License Plates Scanned at Mall Of America in Past 90 Days. According to documents obtained via a public records request, Bloomington police operate twelve license plate readers at Mall of America. In the past 90 days, more than 2,275,000 cars have been scanned. Of those, more than 12,000 were "hits," meaning the license plate is tied to someone suspected of committing a crime. Go to KSTP Header

  • City attorney: Minneapolis can’t stop use of "Redskins" nickname. The Minneapolis City Attorney told the city council last week that there is nothing her office can do to bar the Washington football team from using the name "Redskins", and the associated logo, when the team plays the Minnesota Vikings next month. Go to Minnesota Lawyer Header

  • Statement on facility use agreement with Minnesota Vikings. The following is a statement from the University of Minnesota about the University's agreement with the Minnesota Vikings for the use of TCF Bank Stadium. Go to U of M Header

  • Auditor finds no right or wrong in Minnesota State's firing of Todd Hoffner. The state legislative auditor's report on the discipline of Minnesota State University football coach Todd Hoffner outlines how the school conducted its investigation but did not attempt to find fault with either side. Go to Pioneer Press Header

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