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Grand Rapids Police Chief Scott Johnson

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During our extra hour of the Monday Morning Show we talked about local law enforcement with GR Police Chief Scott Johnson.  We asked about the department's policy on choke holds, de-escalation, the future of police officers and more.  Have a question for him?  Send it our way!  Or send us your ideas on policing now and the future.

Walker Orenstein of MinnPost had an article today called "How Common Is It for MN Police Departments to Authorize Chokeholds, 'Neck Restraints'?". 

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.