At least four rallies are planned in Minnesota today after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager six times. Protest erupted across the country in the wake of the original incident in August. Now the grand jury's decision, announced aroun ... More >>
By noon Friday, #pointergate was the top trending hash tag in the entire United States. Vanity Fair called it "pathetic." Daily Kos called it the most racist news story of 2014.If you don't know by now, it all started Thursday night when Jay Kolls of KSTP insisted that Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodg ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Minneapolis Police Federation's treasurer also a lobbyist
Dave Garman was back at work Monday after the Minneapolis Police union fought to for his job.
A school board in western Minnesota is split
Duy Ngo will receive $4.5 million for getting shot by a fellow officer in the line of duty, but that won't restore his reputation
With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them
John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.
Some city leaders are unhappy with the process that led to Tim Dolan being selected to head the MPD.
The May medal: How the MPD managed to embarrass itself and reopen old wounds
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
The removal of Minneapolis Police Department Lt. Medaria Arradondo as the liaison between the MPD and the Police Community Relations Council (PCRC) is ostensibly what prompted yesterday's demonstration that filled city council chambers at Minneapolis City Hall. But taking the popular Arradondo off t ... More >>
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
The City Council gives itself a gift: Money for the MPD
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.
The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?
Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD
Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?
A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job
Sweeps madness, and a husband's thoughtful gesture
Missing jobs and development in Jordan; cops' union leader blasts Olson
A City Pages Roundtable
Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck
Police misconduct? Tell somebody who cares.
Minneapolis says rogue officers are on their own
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?