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crime reports

I went to the University of Minnesota Police Department and they said that many journalism students come into the station to get crime reports. They handed me a stack of reports that I could chose from. I picked one about a lady who was stopped because she didn't stop at a stop sign. The other one I picked was a report about a stolen cell phone. The process was very easy beceause the people at the station I went to were very helpful since this happened on a regular basis. At a station where this didn't happen often, an average person might have some trouble because the people at the police station might not be used to people requesting crime reports. Some of the crime reports available were more serious than others, like someone getting pulled over for a broken headlight to someone getting arrested for a stolen car.