Public Data request under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act
- Request Frequency-Private Data on individuals. After you have been shown the data and informed of its meaning, the data need not be disclosed to you six months thereafter unless a dispute or action is pending or additional data on you has been collected.
- You may be required to pay the actual costs of making, certifying and/or compiling the copies of information requested.
- Body Worn Camera Video is specifically addressed under the Government Data Practices Act. Please use this form for Body Camera Video Request: MTPD BWC Public Request Form
Make a request using: MTPD Public Data Request Form
All Public Data Request may be requested:
In person: You may drop off the completed form at MTPD Headquarters at 560 6th Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Email: Send completed form to: email@example.com
Mail request: You may mail the form to:
Metro Transit Police Department
Attention: Digital Evidence
560 6th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed holidays and weekends.
Identification needed when making a request for public data.
All requests are handled on a first come, first serve basis.
When may data be classified as not public?
Active criminal investigation: Investigative data, including BWC video, collected or created by a law enforcement agency to prepare a case against a person, whether known or unknown, for the commission of a crime or other offense for which the agency has primary investigative responsibility are confidential or protected nonpublic while the investigation is active.
Classified elsewhere in the Government Data Practices Act: Data that are classified as not public under any other provision of the Government Data Practices Act retain that classification.
Offensive to common sensibilities: MTPD may redact or withhold access to portions of data if those portions of data are clearly offensive to common sensibilities.