Court of Appeals backs Richfield officer's termination

The Minnesota Court of Appeals, for just the second time, has vacated an arbitrator's award involving a Minnesota peace officer.  The appeals court ruled a lower Minnesota court erred when it did not vacate a labor arbitrator's award ordering the city of Richfield to rehire Officer Nathan Kinsey.  The city fired Kinsey after viewing cellphone video of the officer striking a Somali teenager in the back of the head. 

BCA's new Criminal History System is live

After four years of planning and development, the BCA has launched the new Criminal History System. Users now have two different ways to access criminal history data – Portals and the CHS interface. The BCA is processing Livescan bookings received over the weekend but please be patient as it may take a bit longer than usual as they catch up. The BCA will reach out in the days ahead with tips and insights related to frequently asked questions from users


ChiefsCast: Law Enforcement Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis

Nearly 100 police chiefs and law enforcement leaders from across Minnesota explored new programs to help officers train and better prepare for interactions with mentally ill people.  Police report a steady rise in the number of calls for service where people are in a state of emotional crisis.

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