Karma Nightclub scolded by Minneapolis police after closing time violence

After 23-year-old Jamaal Dionte Brown was shot and wounded outside Karma Nightclub on 1st Avenue North early Saturday morning, Minneapolis police issued a statement calling the club "a source of continuing problems."

The very next night, a woman was stabbed outside the bar in a fight over a man.

MPD has been quick to point out that violent crime in the Warehouse District is down 7 percent this year compared to last. And while no one died in either of the incidents outside Karma, the shooting and the stabbing don't help a city and police department working hard to persuade folks that downtown Minneapolis is safe after dark.

Here's part of the MPD statement issued Saturday, suggesting the city is going to bring some pressure to bear on Karma via liquor licensing or other means.

The Karma Nightclub has been a source of continuing problems for the Minneapolis Police Department. According to Inspector Kris Arneson, the commander of the First Precinct, the Police Department will work with other City departments such as Licensing to remedy issues that are continuing with this establishment.

WCCO reported that there have been more than 100 police calls to Karma in the past year.

Location of the shooting and stabbing: 315 1st Avenue.

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