A joint legislative committee got a first-hand look at wrongdoing in the Metro Gang Strike Force on Wednesday, although there was disagreement over whether it constitutes “corruption.”
According to an independent review issued last week, members of the gang unit confiscated property from people who often had nothing to do with gangs, and brought the property home. Other property simply disappeared. (Read the report here)
The hearing also touched on a question of the disproportionate targeting of communities of color by the Gang Strike Force.
This morning, MPR’s Cathy Wurzer talked with Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, who chairs the House Public Safety Finance Committee.
Here’s the live blog of the hearing. Please join the discussion below.