June 14, 1973 - You know where the evidence you shall give relative to the matter now under consideration should be the whole truth and nothing but the truth of god. Maybe. Good site a lot cases as long as I've been away from home. But tonight I'm here in behalf of my son Ernest Johnson who's in the hospital because the police harassment. At the hearing on March eight people testifying and each witness told of serious problems they. Police all the testimony was taken under oath but as it turned out much of what was said was.
October 13, 1973 - At NAACP banquet, probably in St. Paul, an unknown speaker comments on the small numbers of Black members in fire and police departmants.
March 5, 1974 -
August 24, 1974 - A roundtable discussion sponsored by DFL Feminist Caucus on prostitution and local ordinances.
June 25, 1975 - MPR’s Debbie Gage reports on community public testimony regarding abuse accusations of Minneapolis police. Reports includes commentary from Willie Mae Jennings and and Spike Moss.
July 22, 1975 - Minnesota Public Radio reporter Martin Bunzl prepared this report on the conflict that exists between the black community and the Minneapolis Police Department. Included in this story are interviews with Jack Jensen, Minneapolis chief of police; Al Hofstede, mayor of Minneapolis ; and Earl Craig, director of the Minneapolis Urban League.
August 1, 1975 -
January 23, 1976 -
May 20, 1976 - Criticism of the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU). Includes Terrence Aronson, staff attorney for the Urban Coalition.
February 12, 1977 - This regional public affairs program is a discussion on current system of police chief appointment in Minneapolis, where the chief is chosen by the mayor. Presently, the chief of police in Minneapolis is selected by the mayor. Generally, the chief's term follows the two year term-of-office that the mayor serves. Some have accused the department of becoming too political because of that system. That is, critics say in order to gain a high position in the department, a police officer must actively support the winning candidate for mayor. As mayors change and philosophies differ, personnel is shuffled, which hinders the crime-fighting effectiveness of the department because there is a lack of continuity within the police administration. Defenders of the present system say the best police department is one that reflects the philosophy of the mayor, because in that vein, the department is then more responsible to the wishes of the electorate. Neal St. Anthony met with several people concerned with the situation and prepared this report.