Minneapolis police chief lays out policing philosophy and goals

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau
Minneapolis police officials announced at a press conference in north Minneapolis Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 that crime remained at historic low levels in the city last year. Police Chief Janee Harteau spent time responding to questions about what she and other police officials are doing to improve relations between the department and communities of color.
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Chief Harteau joins Tom Weber in the studio to talk about her philosophy of policing, and about her goals for Minneapolis police.

Should police practice a "broken windows" approach, cracking down on low-level offenses with the aim of preventing more serious crime? Or should police instead focus on building relationships with the community?

What kind of strategies are successful, especially in places like north Minneapolis? Does focusing police presence in communities of color increase the possibility that people have negative experiences with officers?

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