The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 evening edition

image for Minneapolis police officers must keep body cameras turned on during entire response to a call, new policy says

(CNN) Minneapolis police officers will no longer be allowed to deactivate their body cameras in order to hold private conversations during the course of their response to an incident, according to a statement Monday from Mayor Jacob Frey and Chief Medaria Arradondo.

Policy changes already adopted include requiring police to announce their presence and purpose before entering a no-knock warrant situations, except in certain circumstances like hostage standoffs, and banning the use of chokeholds .

The city has also revised the policy regarding the review of body camera footage after a critical incident, overhauled its use-of-force policy, and added an embedded assistant city attorney to advise on police misconduct investigations, according to the press statement from the mayor and police chief.

"Strengthening accountability and increasing transparency have been cornerstones of our community safety work," Mayor Frey said in the joint statement.

"This update helps leadership provide a more complete and accurate picture during and after incidents, and puts officers in a better position to hold each other accountable.".

The latest policy, which is slated to take effect February 4, "is designed to increase accountability and transparency within MPD," the statement said. »

In 2019, Marjorie Taylor Greene told protesters to "flood the Capitol," feel free to use violence

Authored by
image for

We can end it," Greene said in the 90-minute rant, which was posted in February 2019 and unearthed on Sunday by Twitter user @zedster.

(At another event that day, Greene referred to Waters, a perennial target of death threats, as a "piece of taxidermy.").

"We have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress," she said. »

Alexey Navalny handed new jail term as he denounces 'Putin the poisoner'

Authored by
image for

The judge took into account the 11 months Navalny had already spent under house arrest as part of the decision.

A perennial thorn in Putin's side , Navalny has been arrested and detained several times but had until now avoided lengthy sentences.

His team in Moscow criticized the ruling as Putin's "personal revenge" and called on supporters to gather in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin. »

HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

Authored by
image for

Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps.

Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. »