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Latest Reporting from Our Partners

Two Years After George Floyd’s Murder, Minneapolis’ Efforts to Transform Safety Remain Unfinished
City leaders say they see promise in new programs that rely on civilians for some services, but recent developments have raised fresh questions about whether the MPD can be reformed.
Star Tribune
May 25, 2022
Once Viewed as a 'Paper Tiger,' POST Board Pursues New Reforms to Discipline Misbehaving Police
The Minnesota board's proposed ban on police officers belonging to white supremacist groups, criminal gangs or any extremist group is "a no-brainer," said POST chair and Mendota Heights Police Chief Kelly McCarthy, who has championed the reforms.
Star Tribune
May 22, 2022
Pulitzer Winner Corey G. Johnson on Tampa’s Lead Problem (re-release)
In The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: a conversation on the Pulitzer-winning investigation that revealed dangerous levels of lead in and around Gopher Resource, in Florida.
May 19, 2022
Ex-MPD Officer Thomas Lane Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter Charge for Role in George Floyd’s Murder
He was one of three officers convicted in federal court and expected to face trial next month on state charges.
Star Tribune
May 18, 2022
Minneapolis Agrees to Pay $200,000 to Settle Discrimination Complaints by Two Former Police Officers
Colleen Ryan alleged she was denied promotion because she's an openly gay woman, while former Deputy Chief Art Knight alleged his demotion was retaliatory.
Star Tribune
May 12, 2022
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Police on Trial
FRONTLINE and Star Tribune examine the aftermath of George Floyd's murder and the struggle for police accountability.
May 31, 2022
County Cautions Public About High Lead Around Tampa Factory
Government monitoring devices around Gopher Resource measured lead levels well above federal air-quality standards.
Tampa Bay Times
February 20, 2022
Minneapolis Police Insisted on 'No Knock' Warrant That Led to Amir Locke's Shooting Death; City Announces Moratorium
St. Paul police applied for a standard search warrant for the predawn raid that ended in the shooting death of Amir Locke but were overruled by Minneapolis police, according to a source.
Star Tribune
February 4, 2022
Parents of Amir Locke, Who Was Fatally Shot by Minneapolis Police: 'My Heart Ripped Out of My Body'
Amir Locke's parents said the search warrant Minneapolis police were executing when they shot Locke, 22, was unrelated to their son.
Star Tribune
February 4, 2022
Tampa Lead Factory Faces $518,000 Fine for Environmental Violations
The proposed penalty would be the largest in the history of the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission.
Tampa Bay Times
January 22, 2022
Texas Slow to Adopt Potential Solutions to Keep Rural Hospitals Open
The hospital in Stamford, Texas, closed in 2018, making it one of 24 rural hospitals to close in the state since 2005. This closure left nearly 3,000 residents without immediate access to healthcare.
The Texas Newsroom
January 19, 2022
Utah Police Shootings Often Involve a Person in a Mental Health Crisis. Here is How Law Enforcement and Advocates Respond.
A new Salt Lake Tribune data analysis shows that at least 42% of police shootings in the past decade involve a person in crisis or who is suicidal.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 29, 2021

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