ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - The board that oversees police officers will vote Monday on new training and oversight for officers across the state. The idea is to hold police officers to a higher standard both on and off the job.
The Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training has been in the spotlight recently following a number of police shootings in the state.
In response, the Legislature required officers get more training in deescalating conflicts. They must also undergo continuing education in mental health crisis response, diversity and implicit bias.
The board will also be considering changes to its standards of conduct to make sure officers who break the law are properly disciplined.
Board members will vote on expanding the list of lower level crimes that trigger a review of a police officer's license. The proposed changes would add several misdemeanors to the list including domestic assault, DWI and disorderly conduct.
The POST Board will release its detailed recommendations when it votes on exactly what new training and standards should include.