Michael Campion

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    William Jacobs sentenced to 18 years in prison for child molestation

    The next time William Jacobs is a free man, he could be well into his 80s. Jacobs, a former Minneapolis Parks Police chief and teacher, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday for child molestation and possession of child pornography. And when he is released, he'll serve another 10 years of p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Metro Gang Strike Force gets off scot free

    Photo: benleto.Hennepin County also declined to file anymore charges last year.​After years of controversy, the saga of Minnesota's scandal-riddled gang-combating task force is about to come to an anti-climactic finish. The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to level anymore federal char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Metro Gang Strike Force criminal probe yields no charges

    Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman​Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said today that there will be not a single criminal charge filed in the wake of his investigation into the now-disbanded Metro Gang Strike Force. He says his probe was stymied at every turn by its subjects, 29 of whom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    William Jacobs gets court date in child sex assault

    ​William Allan Jacobs, the 66-year-old former captain of the Minneapolis Park Police charged in January with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy, learned today that he will stand trial on Oct. 25. Jacobs was arrested in January after the teenager gave police a detailed written account of his a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Michael Campion confronted William Jacobs in 1993

    ​Back in January, former Minneapolis Park Police Capt. William Jacobs was charged with criminal sexual conduct after what a 15-year-old boy described to police as three years of escalating sexual assaults that included anal penetration and oral sex. At the time, court documents said the Deep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Can squad cams prevent cops from racial profiling?

    They can't hurt, according to the state's public safety commissioner.

  • News

    July 22, 2009

    Minneapolis's Metro Gang Strike Force strikes out

    Also: Pat Buchanan's Minnesota, rubber-ball fetishist burglar

  • News

    February 7, 2007

    Identity Theft

    Why did the state's director of public safety oust the head of the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force?

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    The MPD's gaydar detector dilemma: Part 2

    Last week, the Illinois Family Institute responded with outrage to the claim that psychologist Michael Campion, a former board member at the conservative organization, had been "re-suspended" by the Minneapolis Po ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2006

    What's Your Favorite Color: Blue or Lavender?

    is the MPD's psychologist using a gaydar detector on wanna-be cops?

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    The big test

    A footnote to last week's CP story on whether the Minneapolis Police Department's recruiting methods lead to bias against certain candidates.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    Arrival of evacuees confirmed

    According to a press relase that came from the state's department of Public Safety earlier today, FEMA has confirmed that evacuees will be arriving in Minnesota.