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Assaults On Minnesota Police Double In Two Years

At a glance

  • Report said there were a total of 900 assault incidents in 2021 with 1,112 officers assaulted. That’s a 35 percent increase over 2020, when a record 667 incidents were reported involving 794 officers.
  • But use-of-force incidents actually decreased between 2020 and 2021, from 45 to 30. There were 37 incidents in 2019. Officer-involved shootings increased from 25 to 31 between 2019 and 2020 but dropped to 24 last year.
  • White people were involved in 17 use-of-force incidents last year, compared to eight black Minnesotans.

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