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Minnesota Task Force Offers Steps to Reduce Police Shootings

Minnesota Task Force Offers Steps to Reduce Police Shootings Photo: KSTP/Fie

STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press
Created: February 24, 2020 03:25 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota working group on reducing police-involved deadly force encounters is recommending that officers should get better training in de-escalation skills and in dealing with people experiencing mental health crises.

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Minnesota's two highest-ranking black law enforcement officials, Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, formed the working group following several high-profile fatal shootings of black men by police officers.

Harrington said at a news conference Monday that the group believes the proposals, if implemented, will prevent and reduce officer-involved shootings.

Minnesota has had more than 100 of them over the last five years.
 

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STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press

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