Federation of Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Minneapolis Cops, Once Pawlenty Fans, Endorse Governor Dayton

    The Minneapolis cop union -- officially known as the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis -- has unanimously endorsed the reelection bid of Gov. Mark Dayton.In a news release, union president John Delmonico says his organization, which is the largest police union in the state, "endorses people, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    MN Police Order Endorses Republican Candidates for Office ... and Mark Dayton

    The Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police is to cops what the Elks Lodge is to boozehounds. It's a members-only clubhouse, where the brothers and sisters can remove their badges, talk fundraising and good deeds, and -- inevitably -- debate politics. This summer, the order's members surveyed the upc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Police Body Cams: Minneapolis Cop Union has Concerns, but Doesn't Fundamentally Object

    With city officials gearing up to rollout the city's first police body cam pilot program, we touched base with John Delmonico, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, to get his take on the move.As you'd expect, Delmonico has some concerns, but he tells us he isn't fundamentally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban at games

    The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association and Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is suing the NFL over a league policy that bars off-duty cops from bringing firearms to games.RELATED: Mpls officers want off-duty cops to be able to carry guns at Vikings gamesDennis Flaherty, executiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    MPD watchdogs want cops to pay out of own pocket in misconduct cases

    Now here's a question worth millions: What's the best way to police the police?Communities United Against Police Brutality is pushing an amendment to the Minneapolis City charter that would force cops to carry professional liability insurance and pay out of their own pockets when they're found to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Minneapolis Police Federation endorses Mark Dayton

    Mark Dayton scores another law-and-order win.​The 900-member strong Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is moving from the red to the blue column, announcing today that it was endorsing Democrat Mark Dayton for governor.

  • 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

    December 4, 2002

    Dancing as Fast as She Can

    Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?

  • News

    October 2, 2002

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Police misconduct? Tell somebody who cares.

  • News

    September 4, 2002

    Trouble Shooters

    A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it

  • News

    August 14, 2002

    When Sorrow Turns to Anger

    Wishing for a few more moments of silence

  • Books

    December 19, 2001

    The Letter of the Law

    What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?

  • Books

    March 21, 2001

    Copped Out

    Minneapolis says rogue officers are on their own

  • News

    January 26, 2000

    Rank Discord

    The cops are reluctant to talk about it. City officials flatly refuse. Who pushed the "mute" button on the most explosive affirmative-action lawsuit Minneapolis has seen in decades?