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Minneapolis sets time limit on police office statements

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that a new Minneapolis Police Department policy will require officers to give an official statement within 48 hours of the day after involvement in any incident in which a suspected in killed or seriously wounded. The policy was instituted because often officers will not make a statement until days or weeks after an incident, frustrating families of victims. The Police Federation disagrees with the new policy, saying that people who have been involved in traumatic experiences often can't immediately remember important and specific details of the event.

The incident that prompted the new policy was the killing of a mentally unstable man last year who grabbed an officers gun.