Portal Boosts Access To Minneapolis Police Conduct Data
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new portal on the city of Minneapolis' website allows anyone to look up public data on police conduct cases.
The city says the goal of the portal is to increase transparency and accountability of its police department.
There are about 850 sworn officers in Minneapolis. The city says it gets many requests for details on complaints that have been filed against officers, and the outcome of those complaints.
Searches on the portal can be done by officer's name, and isolated by an area of interest, or race, age or gender.
The complaints are broken down further by precinct to see if there's a pattern.
Complaints against officers can be filed anonymously.
The online records date back three years.