Cyndi Barrington

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Dayton calls Chief Harteau's move regarding cop shooting cases "extremely inappropriate"

    In the wake of the Terrence Franklin controversy, Minneapolis Police Department Chief JaneƩ Harteau announced yesterday that the MPD will no longer investigate its own officer-involved shooting cases. Those cases will now be handled by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, she said.SEE ALSO: M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Gideon Arrington is allegedly the cop impersonator linked to sexual assault [MUGSHOT]

    -- Update at bottom --Gideon Arrington, a 35-year-old Brooklyn Park resident, was arrested earlier this week in connection with a Fridley sexual assault where the suspect, posing as a police officer, lured a women to his SUV in broad daylight before kidnapping and assaulting her, KSTP reports. RELAT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    MPD press release about fatal officer-involved motorcycle wreck contradicts itself

    A Minneapolis Police Department press release addressing the circumstances of Ivan Romero's death contradicts itself in two adjacent paragraphs.SEE ALSO: MPD Chief Harteau says Betsy Hodges is putting words in her mouth about cop cameras Romero, 24, died in the intersection of West 26th Street and B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Minneapolis PD looking into body cameras for street patrol officers

    Politicians will speak to the press this afternoon about a possible plan to equip police officers with body cameras as early as 2014. SEE ALSO: Minneapolis paid out $868k in police settlements for 2012 KSTP broke the story last night, citing unnamed sources who claim that "the plan is to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Man dies from injuries sustained during downtown Minneapolis mugging

    On Sunday night, Adrian Hernandez, 44, died from injuries sustained when he was mugged near 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on August 22.SEE ALSO: Gluek's bouncer says MPD officers taunted William Davis after he was assaulted outside barVereice Washington, 20, has been charge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    MPD "suspicious" north Mpls stops spike along with violent crime

    An increased police presence in north Minneapolis hasn't correlated with a decrease in violent crime so far this year. In fact, quite the opposite.SEE ALSO: Blacks in Minnesota 8 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than whites, study saysAccording to city data, suspicious vehicle stops in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    MPD issues alert about downtown muggings

    The MPD is asking people to be especially vigilant in downtown Minneapolis following a string of four muggings during the past week.SEE ALSO: Whatever happened to the downtown Minneapolis mobs that beat people senselessly?"What we're seeing in this pattern is victims walking downtown by themselves o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Two Minneapolis police officers placed on administrative leave

    Two Minneapolis police officers have been placed on administrative leave, spokesperson Cyndi Barrington announced on Friday afternoon, and the department is currently conducting an internal investigation. See Also: - Minneapolis settles police misconduct case for $3 million - MPD shootings: Cops sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Minneapolis police bust 53 johns in six-day sting

    Apparently lunch is a popular time to solicit a prostitute on East Lake Street. Minneapolis police busted 53 johns in an undercover sting operation in the area surrounding Lake in six days, making a significant amount of the arrests during lunchtime, says police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington. "I t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Minneapolis police shoot, kill deer that wandered downtown

    On Sunday, Minneapolis police shot and killed a yearling deer that had somehow wandered into a vacant, grassy lot enclosed by a 7-foot-high fence at 8th Street South and Portland Avenue South.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin men face fines for forcibly putting T-shirt on deer, posting footage to YouTube [VIDEO] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Boy dies after he's found hanging from clothesline in north Minneapolis

    Yesterday, a 10-year-old boy who was found hanging from a clothesline in north Minneapolis last Thursday was pronounced dead.SEE ALSO: Openly racist woman's anti-Obama display: Bayonet-stabbed chair hanging from noose The boy was found hanging by a neighbor in the backyard of an abandoned house on t ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2003

    Rybak on Rye

    Why is the police chief eating the mayor's lunch over and over?

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    Waiting for Chief Olson

    Federal mediation is delayed; this is a recording...

  • News

    December 25, 2002


    Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?