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Tim Dolan wins key vote in pursuing a second three-year term as police chief

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Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan appears poised to secure a second three-year term after a City Council committee offered him a 3-1 vote of support Wednesday night. A final vote is likely in the Council's March 12 meeting.

Cam Gordon was the lone vote against Dolan, saying the chief fell short of acceptable when it came to his relationship with the Civilian Review Authority, and the number of police brutality complaints from the 11-member body that he didn't pursue.

The marked drop in the city's crime rate last year swayed Don Samuels, Barbara Johnson and Diane Hofstede to support Dolan, the Strib reported. Council Members Meg Tuthill and Betsy Hodges abstained in the Public Safety Committee vote.