Martin Kaste

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Policing In Minneapolis May Look Different After A Ballot Vote In November

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

After the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis leaders pledged to dismantle the city's police department. Residents disagree on what that should look like.


Minneapolis Police's Staff Shortage Could Pave The Way For The Future Of Policing

Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Minneapolis Police Department is short-staffed, even as violent crime has surged. The city and its residents are improvising as they argue over what the future of policing should look like.


An Increase In Violent Crimes Is Complicating A Push To Defund The Minneapolis Police

Thursday, July 22, 2021

One year after the George Floyd protests, the future of Minneapolis Police Department is still unclear, as the Defund movement collides with the reality of increasing violent crime.


Police Consent Decrees Are Coming Back — But They Might Not Make Sense Anymore

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Justice Department is getting ready to bring back consent decrees, the feds' main tools to force reform in a police department. But post-George Floyd, do they still make sense?


Remembering F. Lee Bailey, Famed Trial Lawyer

Friday, June 04, 2021

Celebrity defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has died, His high-profile clients included Patty Hearst and OJ Simpson and those cases, along with controversy, helped bring national prominence.


Cities Are Weighing The Dangers And Benefits Of Facial Recognition

Thursday, June 03, 2021

King County, Wash., banned the use of facial recognition by county agencies like law enforcement, following cities such as San Francisco. In most of the U.S., activists are finding bans a tough sell.


Violent Crime Has Stayed High — Whether Police Are The Answer Is Up For Debate

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Last year's dramatic increase in shootings and murder has continued into 2021, and police departments are steeling themselves for a difficult summer.


American Cops Are Under Pressure To Rely Less On Guns And Take More Personal Risk

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Some blame the U.S.'s high rate of police shootings on racism or militarism. But another theory says there's a simpler problem: American police aren't taught how to grapple with armed suspects.


Police Training Varies Across The U.S. Is It Time For National Standards?

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Recent shootings and traffic stops have triggered outrage about police conduct, but also about their skills. Experts say police training is uneven in the U.S., and a lot of it is ineffective.


Police Officers Monitored Derek Chauvin's Trial Very Closely

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin is being seen as a watershed moment for police accountability. But will it actually change policing in America?


How The Chauvin Trial Could Impact Policing

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The implications from the trial of Derek Chauvin could impact the policing system.


What The Suburban Brooklyn Center Actually Looks Like

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We paint a portrait of the suburb where Daunte Wright, 20, was shot by police during a traffic stop at the start of the week.


Officer Who Shot And Killed Minnesota Man Claims She Confused Gun For Taser

Monday, April 12, 2021

Brooklyn Center police say the police officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop accidentally pulled her gun instead of her Taser. The death sparked clashes Sunday night.


Another Week Of Testimony Ends At Derek Chauvin's Trial

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Medical experts, including a forensic pathologist and a pulmonary specialist, testified this week about the death of George Floyd in the trial of Derek Chauvin.


State Looked For Official Cause Of Death On 10th Day Of Derek Chauvin's Murder Trial

Friday, April 09, 2021

On the 10th day of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, the state tried addressed the official cause of death for George Floyd , the man Chauvin is charged with murdering last May.


On The 9th Day Of The Chauvin Trial, The Focus Was On The Science Of Breathing

Thursday, April 08, 2021

In the Derek Chauvin trial, prosecutors said Chauvin killed George Floyd last May by exerting pressure on his back and neck, bringing in a highly-respected pulmonologist to make that case to the jury.


Jury Heard About Standards Of Use Of Force On 8th Day Of Chauvin Trial

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

On the eighth day of the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the jury heard more about standards of use of force in law enforcement.


Week 2 Of Testimony In Chauvin Trial Examines The Use Of Force

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Prosecutors focused on the use of force at the murder trial of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin. A key expert witness testified that Chauvin's use of force was "excessive" against George Floyd.


7th Day Of Chauvin Trial: Defense Builds Its Case That Rules Allowed Use Of Force

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

On day seven of the Chauvin trial, prosecution focused on the legality of the force used on Floyd. In cross-examination, the defense built its case that Chauvin didn't go beyond what the rules allow.


Police Continue To Investigate The Boulder Shooting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The latest on the investigation into the Boulder shooting, and a look at how police responded — using tactics they've had far too much practice developing in Colorado.