On the evening of March 11, police officers cruising by the intersection of Franklin and Nicollet avenues in south Minneapolis observed a man sitting on a bus bench, holding a cardboard sign that read "Homeless Please Help Hungry." According to their report on the incident, they recognized him straight away: He was Wayne Arnold Greer, a local man with a history of substance abuse and a lengthy rap sheet that had earned him a place on an internal police list of chronic misdemeanor offenders. "This party is known to officers as one of the 5th [Precinct's] top ten," the report reads. "Officers stopped this party and placed him under... More >>>
The city has directed two prosecutors to work full time on cases involving "top offenders"