18 September 2021
Fearing the potential for further civil unrest, @GovTimWalz increases security, declares a peacetime emergency in MSP as the jury in the #Chauvin trial starts deliberations. Gets more law reinforcements from Ohio and Nebraska state patrols
Defense attorney Eric Nelson says he isn't arguing that Floyd died of an overdose death, but that Floyd's use of illegal substances was "significant." He tells jury that Floyd's actions when he was arrested in 2019 show how he acts with drugs in a law enforcement encounter
State Patrol says Ohio State Patrol and Nebraska State Patrol are sending 128 troopers, total, to support Operation Safety Net
Shotspotter activation, 35th and Newton Ave N. Also a 911 caller reporting a male fired a shot
Nelson brings up Floyd's 2019 arrest, where he had high blood pressure. During testimony prosecutor Erin Eldridge pointedly asked officer/EMT from 2019 if Floyd dropped dead. They said no
Nelson: If a person has drugs in their system and that drug causes an overdose in the context of the police restraint, it's not the natural consequence of the restraint, it's the natural consequence of the deceased's actions
Throughout trial state called "numerous witnesses" to convince jurors asphyxia was "singular" cause/death, says Nelson, who has argued Floyd died of cardiac arrest due to heart disease with drug use contributing
High school students walking out and protesting in downtown Minneapolis chant "National Guard, go home." It's snowing
Nelson plays Mpls Park police bodycam video and notes that officer was pacing around at the same time as more evidence of shifting dynamic at scene #GeorgeFloyd #ChauvinTrial
Army official confirms the Army is reviewing a DC government request for the DC National Guard to provide support to DC police as part of Chauvin verdict preparations
Officers reported they had a K9 unit deployed in the area searching for possible suspects, but it appeared none were found. Firefighters reported a strong smell of gas inside two businesses at the strip mall but were able to quickly knock down the fire there
Many @SFPD officers are on either walking or driving around union square in anticipation of the verdict from Minneapolis in Derek Chauvin trial. Many businesses have boarded up.
An insurance company for the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white police officer shot him during a 2016 traffic stop
Schleicher notes that Floyd thanked the officers when he was initially let onto his knees outside of the car, but then the officers pushed him down onto his side and then placed him on his stomach #GeorgeFloyd #ChauvinTrial
After a week of clashes with police and some unrest, things at the Brooklyn Center Police Department were quieter on Sunday, as demonstrators marked one week since Daunte Wright was killed in a police shooting
MINNEAPOLIS: Accident - W Broadway Ave & Washington Ave - Squads were called for a report of a ped struck by a vehicle. A caller reported that the victim was being taken by the striking vehicle to the hospital. Squads are arriving to nothing at the intersection
At least one person was confirmed to have died in a fiery, high-speed crash in the westbound lanes of the Lowry Tunnel on Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis just after 9:30 p.m.
At least one person was confirmed to have died in a fiery, high-speed crash in the westbound lanes of the Lowry Tunnel on Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis just after 9:30 p.m.
Off duty officer reporting sound of at least a dozen shots fired in area of 25th St E/18th Ave S. Also a Shotspotter activation 4 +9 rounds. Security also reporting a person running with a gun, wearing white hoodie
One person was killed after this crash and ensuing fireball just outside of the Lowry Tunnel on I-94 in Minneapolis. - The westbound section of the tunnel will be shut for an extended period of time
One person was killed after this crash and ensuing fireball just outside of the Lowry Tunnel on I-94 in Minneapolis. - The westbound section of the tunnel will be shut for an extended period of time
Some dancing and glow sticks at the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Smaller crowd tonight
NEWS RELEASE: Callers reported an assault with a person down at about 11:35 p.m. Saturday at a restaurant on the 300 block of Washington St. Officers and Fire medics found a man suffering from an apparent head injury. He died from his injuries today
40th and Nicollet, police in area reporting a small, peaceful demonstration of about 50 people at this location
Around 4 a.m., attempted carjacking of a F law enforcement officer near the offramp of I94 to 11th Ave. Dark, rusted Dodge Caravan cut off driver, 2 susps got out, approached. She accelerated over the curb to get away. Suspects: Mixed race F, 5'8", dark hair, heavier build+ BM
MINNEAPOLIS: SHOTS FIRED AT OFFICERS - near W. Broadway Ave. & Penn Ave. N. - No officers injured. - At least 10 shots were reportedly fired by a suspect in a white SUV, last seen westbound on W. Broadway Ave., advising Robbinsdale PD
MINNEAPOLIS: An officer arriving to work said 2 suspects cut off her vehicle, got out on foot & possibly attempted to steal it in the area NE of the Convention Center on S. 11th St. - The officer was able to speed off and call in the report. - Veh: rusted-out older Dodge Caravan
ST. PAUL: Officers dispatched for a motion alarm inside a business at 25xx University Ave. W. - A male dressed in black was seen on video riding a bike inside. - Officers arrived and took him into custody at 2:53 a.m
MINNEAPOLIS: Officers saw the driver who earlier waived a gun at some National Guard troops in Uptown. - They spotted it around 2:40 a.m. just north of Lagoon Ave. on Hennepin Ave., a maroon Jeep, plate ATZ-321. - Officers made a felony stop & said there was an "AR" in the car
Brooklyn Park police say a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his legs inside a residence on the 5800 block of 73rd Ave. N. just after midnight. - Suspects fled the scene before officers arrived & BPPD did not provide any suspect descriptions. - Vic was transported
St. Paul - 12xx Hazelwood. EMS on site for a medical and a 911 caller reports hearing shots in the area of the fire rigs. Squads responding
5 month ago
MOUNDS VIEW: Fight - 40xx Glenhaven Ln. - Officers dispatched for a fight involving 10 people. - One officer saw a Hispanic male, covered with blood, wearing a long-sleeve blue or grey shirt & jeans, last seen running EB. - He's wanted for domestic assault and may have a knife
Brooklyn Center Curfew Issued Saturday Starting At 11 P.M
MINNEAPOLIS: Disturbance - Taco Bell, 1540 Stinson Blvd. NE. - A "large white van" was seen driving up onto the curb in the drive-thru, cutting in line. The male driver was reportedly yelling that "the police won't do anything" and swearing at other drivers
MINNEAPOLIS: Shots fired report - Bloomington Ave. & E. 32nd St. - Officers dispatched for the initial report of a shooting; have not found any victims. Transit officers in the area of Lake and Bloomington said they heard no gunfire recently
Initial report of shooting. Police arrived and not finding a victim at this time. 32xx Bloomington Ave. Squad 321 323 01:18
MINNEAPOLIS: Emerson & W. Broadway Ave. - Crash involving three vehicles and one occupant is reportedly unconscious
EDP. Male laying down inside Sex World and threatening to kill himself. 241 2nd Ave N EDP = Emotionally disturbed
ST. PAUL: Stabbing - 41x Cedar St. - Officers are out with a male victim who was stabbed in the forearm. Medics are cleared in to respond. No suspect information aired
Stabbing victim just showed up at HCMC, said it happened at/near Crave 8th/Hennepin
The crowd outside of the BrooklynCenter police station moments ago as the seventh night of protests continue there since the killing of DaunteWright on Sunday
The aftermath of some "hot-rodders" doing donuts in the parking lot of Sun Ray Shopping Center in St. Paul - that's smoke from burning rubber
MINNEAPOLIS: A male reportedly drove by some National Guard troops and flashed a rifle at them near Hennepin & Lagoon. - He reportedly yelled "what about this," according to an officer. - The suspect was a black male in a dark red or maroon Jeep Cherokee, partial plate ATZ
Protesters are holding space in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Dept. tonight in a party like atmosphere with a barbecue grill serving up free food, anti-police chants, music & dancing
11pm curfew has begun. No dispersal order given. Roughly 200 people still here. Other than shouts from protesters toward officers stationed outside BCPD, it's calm
ST. PAUL: Driver crashed into a tree and fled on foot near Marion St. & Como Ave
Cedar and Washington Ave, portapotty on fire
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