Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission seeking community feedback on police body cameras

The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission has scheduled three listening sessions to get community feedback on the use of police body cameras.

The first session will be held Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N. (room 105).

The commission will be soliciting thoughts on privacy issues related to police body cameras and public access to footage, among other things.

Other sessions have been planned for Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Sabathani Center, 310 E. 38th St., and another for Saturday, July 25 (time and location to be determined.)

The Minneapolis Police Department rolled out its body camera pilot project in November 2014. Officers from MPD’s 1st (downtown/Cedar Riverside), 4th (North Side) and 5th (southwest) precincts have been testing out the body cameras.  

A citywide rollout of the body camera program is expected in 2016.