On Friday afternoon, news broke that two Minneapolis police officers had been placed on administrative leave. At the time, details were scant, but over the weekend the Star Tribune reported that officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell were suspended for allegedly using racial and sexual slurs followin ... More >>
"Group handcuffing."Derryl Jenkins ended up beaten and bloodied after a traffic stop in North Minneapolis almost two years ago because of bad police training, police Chief Tim Dolan now says. The episode cost the City of Minneapolis $235,000, after Jenkins settled a police brutality lawsuit ... More >>
Footage of Minneapolis police officers stomping Jenkins surfaced last summer.
Compared to St. Paul, Minneapolis's numbers are way high: $700,000 v. $9.5 million from 2005 until today.
A violent week in the news
When 42-year-old Derryl Jenkins was pulled over in February, the altercation that followed left him at the hospital with a bloodied and bruised faced. Jenkins said he was a victim of police brutality and now he has a squad video that shows it.