Minneapolis City Council members will be briefed Wednesday on an audit of the Police Department’s body camera program.

The Office of Police Conduct Review and Internal Audit Department will explain the audit, which aims to evaluate compliance with state law, review training and equipment use, and evaluate compliance with Minneapolis Police Department policies.

The briefing comes a little more than a week after Justine Damond was shot and killed by officer Mohamed Noor in south Minneapolis, an incident that was not captured on video because Noor and his partner had not turned on their body cameras.

The body camera program has been touted as a major achievement of the past few years by council members and Mayor Betsy Hodges, who said earlier this month that “right now we have body cameras on every officer who responds to 911 calls.”

Hodges pledged last week to “begin the process of auditing our body camera program as soon as possible.”

The City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Emergency Management Committee will hear the briefing at a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

 

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