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Thread: Proposed Minneapolis ballot item would require police to carry insurance

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    Proposed Minneapolis ballot item would require police to carry insurance

    A measure that would require police officers to carry professional liability insurance could be on Minneapolis ballots in November’s general election.

    Members of the Committee for Professional Policing, a local police accountability group, plan to deliver about 12,000 petition signatures to the city clerk on Thursday. If enough of those signatures are verified — 6,869 are required — the group’s proposed city charter amendment will be referred to the City Council to be placed on the ballot.

    The “Police Insurance Amendment” would allow the city to pay the base rate for officers’ insurance coverage, but premium increases triggered by cases of officer misconduct would be covered by the officers involved in those incidents. That’s a change from current practice, under which the city is self-insured and determines if it will cover police misconduct settlements on an individual basis.

    The shift would give officers a direct financial incentive to stay in line, proponents say, and cut the settlements paid out by the city in cases of officer misconduct. Between 2012 and September 2015, Minneapolis spent $6.6 million on settlements. The police union’s president, meanwhile, warns that such a policy would prompt officers to interact less with the public, for fear of financial repercussions.

    “This common-sense approach works much like car insurance,” Dave Bicking, the Committee for Professional Policing’s campaign chairman said in a statement. “Just like bad drivers, officers who engage in misconduct will see their premiums increase and those who don’t improve may eventually be priced out or become uninsurable.”

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    A (very) small step in the right direction

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    Insurance for what, just doing their job? Shooting someone in the back, killing someone's dog, preventing others from helping a drowning person, shooting a mentally ill person, tazing unarmed people and sending them into comas, beating to death homeless people?

    It's just part of their job. They shouldn't need insurance just to do their job.
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Insurance for what, just doing their job? Shooting someone in the back, killing someone's dog, preventing others from helping a drowning person, shooting a mentally ill person, tazing unarmed people and sending them into comas, beating to death homeless people?

    It's just part of their job. They shouldn't need insurance just to do their job.
    How about bonding them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    How about bonding them?
    I don't see how gluing them together is going to do any good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Insurance for what, just doing their job? Shooting someone in the back, killing someone's dog, preventing others from helping a drowning person, shooting a mentally ill person, tazing unarmed people and sending them into comas, beating to death homeless people?

    It's just part of their job. They shouldn't need insurance just to do their job.
    I hope the unions make sure that tax-payers cover the cost. It might put an economic hardship on Law Enforcement Officers.
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    The police union’s president, meanwhile, warns that such a policy would prompt officers to interact less with the public, for fear of financial repercussions.
    We can only hope.

    Labor controller suggesting more labor for his goons? Because that's what the police union is all about -serving the public and working as hard as possible. lol

    Makes one want to look into the insurance that the union does approve of. Do papers follow the money anymore?
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