The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is seeking comments on a draft of the Body Worn Camera Policy for Minneapolis Park Police.
The Park Police Department seeks to develop a body-worn camera (BWC) policy and contract with a vendor for hardware, data storage, and data management services. All sworn/licensed officers, assigned to patrol duties, are proposed to have body-worn cameras upon project completion. BWC program goals include: increased Park Police officer accountability, better documentation and evidence, and a reduction in conduct complaints and applications of force.
Review and Comment
The policy is available online on the Minneapolis Park Police web page.
Minneapolis Park Police will be attending the following community meetings to gather public input:
May 1 North Commons Park 6:30pm – Friends of North Commons
- May 11 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park 6:30pm – MLK Legacy Council
- May 11 East Phillips Park 8pm – East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC)
- May 17 Loring Park 6:30pm – Citizens for a Loring Park Community (CLPC)
- May 17 Logan Park 8pm – Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA)
- May 23 Powderhorn Park 8pm – Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA)
Community members may also comment by filling out a brief online survey.
Public comments will be accepted until June 20