Mike Sauro

  • News

    June 30, 2010

    Minneapolis police cash in on bar beat

    Side jobs have long been a point of controversy for department

  • News

    October 17, 2007

    The Case of the Disappearing Sex Crimes Unit

    With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them

  • News

    July 20, 2005

    The Hit Parade Revisited

    In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD

  • News

    October 3, 2001

    There's No Place Like Prison

    Phillips families were already worried about the parolees next door. Then the headless corpse turned up.

  • Books

    March 21, 2001

    Copped Out

    Minneapolis says rogue officers are on their own

  • News

    March 29, 2000

    The Yo-Yo Files

    Why did it take three investigations, two trials, and one year of legal ups and downs to convict Alfred Flowers of sassing a cop? He may never know: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the FBI have declared the records top-secret.

  • News

    January 12, 2000

    Officer Down

    Seven years ago Tony DiIoia was a bright-eyed Minneapolis rookie. Then came the beatings, the lawsuits, and the pink slip.

  • Books

    September 9, 1998

    Crapped Out

    A dispute over street gambling has downtown bar owners clamoring for cops

  • Books

    July 22, 1998

    Mug Shots

    The Minneapolis Police Department brings honor back to the trading-card business

  • News

    December 31, 1997

    Trading in Futures

    Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.

  • News

    September 17, 1997

    Friendly Fire

    When 12 COPS arrived at Andre Madison's house for a routine drug bust, they wandered into a ferocious gunfight with themselves.

  • News

    May 28, 1997

    Who Watches the Watchmen?

    Council member Steve Minn hopes to fold the Civilian Police Review Authority into another city department.

  • Feature

    April 9, 1997

    Taking the Third

    A federal investigation is looking into misconduct at the MPD's Third Precinct -- but how far will it go?

  • News

    February 26, 1997

    Mr. FixIt

    Minneapolis Police Chief Bob Olson came to town with a reputation for pleasing pols and infuriating cops. And he's surpassed himself on both counts.

  • News

    January 1, 1997



  • News

    June 5, 1996