Minneapolis police chief's memo defen...

Minneapolis police chief's memo defends seven officers involved in beating

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 8, 2010, titled Minneapolis police chief's memo defends seven officers involved in beating. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Derryl James is shown watching a police dashboard video of his beating at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on Feb.

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petee

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 9, 2010
Does Mr. Jenkins take any responsibility in this matter? Then again, it seems like a new trend is starting here...... they know that the city will pay out just to settle, as going through the court process is very expensive.
Pay Day

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 9, 2010
Does Hanners get a cut of the lawyer's fees, and does Hanenrs just take dictation from the lawyers or does he actually do any reporting?

If Dolan told the officers privately (first graph)then how come the memo is public?

The headline says Dolan defends the officers, but--if you read teh story--Dolan doesn't defend the officers. He says that they acted inpappropriately, based on training that wasn't appropriate, so he changed the training.

And Ron Edwards--really? That's the best you can do? He doesn't live in Minneapolis, and is out of touch with our community--has been for years. Talk to one of the leaders who live on Broadway now, for cripes sake--ask us what we see from our MPD cops day in and day out. But that would requiring getting out of your St. Paul office and actually meeting people on the north side.

And in case there's any question---I have lived on the north side for 42 years, am black and have no relatives on the police--but THEY (the police) are the force of good change in our community. Ron Edwards surely isn't.
RESIGN TIM DOLAN

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Dec 9, 2010
We must rise above and make Tim Dolan RESIGN....!!!!!!
haha

New Berlin, WI

#5 Dec 9, 2010
thissucks wrote:
Formula for success without working: Minority resisting, and failing to cooperate with police + white cops = Big Payday! So simple even a dimwit can become rich.
so efing true. and ill go one step further. 9/10 blacks will resist and make simple situations worse. I'm not racist but thats just an observation.
anon

Eden Prairie, MN

#6 Dec 9, 2010
9/10 white ppl r racist, just like the rest of the world
Veteran

AOL

#7 Dec 9, 2010
Keep up the good work officers; kick the shat out of them if they don't listen. This idiot is laughing all the way to the bank however. The inner cities are going down the tubes and we need more head bashers!
No spin zone

Forest Lake, MN

#8 Dec 10, 2010
I'm glade the city lost some money, all though I wished it was a lot more. Dirty F-in cops!
Lexi

San Rafael, CA

#9 Dec 15, 2010
petee wrote:
Does Mr. Jenkins take any responsibility in this matter? Then again, it seems like a new trend is starting here...... they know that the city will pay out just to settle, as going through the court process is very expensive.
Um... I think that you are missing the point. Let's just say that he didn't stay in the car. Does that warrant 7 officers beating him? Does that make it appropriate for those who are supposed to protect and serve to describe a work incident as "a good fight"?

If the city is paying out, it is because the officers have not been acting professionally. You are right, the court process is expensive. The best thing that the city could do is train their officers properly and send a message that this type of brutality will not be tolerated. That way the city would not have to settle.

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