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RNC investigators outline scope for St. Paul City Council

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Police begin the night shift in downtown St. Paul, MN September 3, 2008.
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The St. Paul City Council will hear today from two high profile attorneys who are leading a review of police actions during the Republican National Convention.

Former prosecutors Tom Heffelfinger and Andy Luger are expected to outline the scope of their review.

Heffelfinger has told Minnesota Public Radio News that he and Luger will lead a commission focusing on RNC security planning and implementation, but not individual claims of police misconduct. 

A document sent to city council members yesterday confirms that the commission plans a broad look at public-safety efforts.

The group expects to interview law-enforcement officials, review video footage of specific events, and solicit feedback from protesters, journalists and others.

At least one public forum will be held as part of the inquiry.

The City Council is also expected to approve a contract with the attorneys. The agreement says Heffelfinger and Luger will be paid no more than $100,000 for their work.