Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien says he doesn’t see anything new in the recommendations of a state task force to reduce deadly encounters with law enforcement. Some of the suggestions include de-escalation training, a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension unit to investigate such incidents, and a study looking at body-worn cameras for the state. Holien says one positive outcome of the report:

“It’s things that have already been done in the past in the way we handle police-involved shootings. The only thing that it probably does is… is it creates a better understanding with the general public as an understanding to what we are doing.”

The report showed 60-percent of police shootings in the state occur in Greater Minnesota.