Bill McManus

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Duy Ngo killed himself hours before trial

    Photo: Mike DvorakDuy Ngo spoke with City Pages about his ordeal in 2003​Minneapolis police Officer Duy Ngo shot and killed himself at his Mendota Heights home on Monday only a few hours before he was due in court to be cross examined in a case about a woman accused of obstructing justice. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Minneapolis police brutality costs city some serious cash

    Compared to St. Paul, Minneapolis's numbers are way high: $700,000 v. $9.5 million from 2005 until today.

  • News

    October 17, 2007

    The Case of the Disappearing Sex Crimes Unit

    With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    San Antonio PD officers plan to file suit against McManus

    It's been more than a year since former Minneapolis Police Chief Bill McManus skipped town to San Antone, but trouble seems to have followed him to Texas.

  • News

    November 1, 2006

    The Rehabilitation of Rich Stanek

    The MPD captain tries to outrun his most formidable opponent—his own checkered history on race—in a bid to be Hennepin County sheriff

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    October 20, 2006
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    October 13, 2006

    The struggle for Tim Dolan's soul

    In the month since he was named by Mayor R.T. Rybak to be chief of the Minneapolis Police Department, Dolan has withstood what is likely more public scrutiny than any police chief candidate before him.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006

    Not hailing the chief

    More than a week after Mayor R.T. Rybak announced his choice of Tim Dolan to lead the MPD, one Minneapolis City Council member is still raising questions.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2006

    Popped off about the top cop

    Some city leaders are unhappy with the process that led to Tim Dolan being selected to head the MPD.

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Psyched Out

    Is the MPD's hiring process skewed against minority applicants?

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Chief search: Now with 100% less hype!

    Just two and half years ago, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak pulled out all the bells and whistles in searching for his top cop. This time around, things are, uh, a little quieter.

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    Number 26

    Fifteen-year-old Gary Parker was the 26th of Minneapolis's 49 homicides last year—and one of the 54 percent of black male victims whose killings went unsolved.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2006

    Hail to the chief--whoever that is

    Now that Bill McManus has shuffled off to San Antonio, the biggest story around City Hall is who might replace the Minneapolis police chief.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    McManus watch: Adios to all that

    As Blotter repeatedly reported, Minneapolis Police Chief Bill McManus is taking the San Antonio post.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006
  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Texas Two-Step

    How did Minneapolis's police chief become belle of the ball in San Antonio?

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2006

    Revisionism the Rybak way

    Minneapolis police chief Bill McManus is in San Antonio today interviewing to be that city's next top cop. The Star Tribune ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    The Gang That Shot Itself in the Foot

    The May medal: How the MPD managed to embarrass itself and reopen old wounds

  • News

    January 4, 2006


    When R.T. Rybak brought Bill McManus to town to head the MPD, both men talked big about reforming the troubled department. But when the chief ran into political resistance, some say, the mayor blinked. Now their relationship has hit the skids, and the fut

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    Who Will Police the Police?

    Critics claim the MPD won't play nicely; Cops say it's a bad beat

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2005

    Hamstrung: How the MPD's federal mediation agreement has failed

    There continues to be fallout from the removal two weeks ago of MPD Lt. Medaria Arradondo from the federal mediation talks.

  • News

    July 20, 2005

    The Hit Parade Revisited

    In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2005

    A license to (be) ill?

    In our modern civic culture, we tend to treat symptoms, not causes. Case in point: Minneapolis Police Chief Bill McManus wants the city to enact an ordinance that would force panhandlers to obtain licenses. Such a law, McManus tells the Skyway News, would give cops the right to arrest or cite ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2004

    How's He Doing?

    In just eight months, chief Bill McManus has alienated the media, the pols, and the MPD rank and file. He must be doing something right.

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    August 25, 2004

    North Side Story

    This year the murder rate has doubled in north Minneapolis. What's changed? Nothing, really. That's the trouble.

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    February 25, 2004

    MPD Scandals, Continued: A Primer

    The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Allina signs on to the Sears complex; McManus takes oath