As Hennepin County Sheriff candidate Eddie Frizzell turned his large, bald head around his small town-hall forum at the North Regional Library in Minneapolis, it was obvious that he was seeing a true cross-section of the voters he was looking for. Sweatshirts, not suits. Different languages and ethn ... 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 >>
Minneapolis Police Federation officials aren't fans of a new NFL policy banning off-duty cops from carrying guns into stadiums.SEE ALSO: Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan Eats Ice Cream With Credit Card' photo goes viral Officers argue they should be able to pack heat in NFL stadiums because -- Go ... More >>
Mug shot Ex-cop Jason Andersen wants his job back The cop who shot Fong Lee was found not guilty yesterday of violating a teenager's civil rights by kicking him in the head.Now Jason Andersen, who has been fired twice by the Minneapolis Police Department, after a domestic dispute allegation and t ... More >>
Chief Tim Dolan fired Andersen last fall after he got into a domestic dispute. Today, Andersen got his job back with Minneapolis Police Department.
The Minneapolis Police Federation held elections Thursday night, and Secretary Lyall Delaney keeps his post by a vote of 342 to 341.
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.
An opinion by an Assistant City Attorney two years ago made it illegal to tell the public when an information independent review board found MPD officers had engaged in misconduct, according to a story in the University of Minnesota's student newspaper.
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
The fabled underground venue stages a last hurrah
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
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
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
Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis
Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD
Rybak's crowning moment comes with police-chief search
Missing jobs and development in Jordan; cops' union leader blasts Olson
A City Pages Roundtable
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.
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?
A dispute over street gambling has downtown bar owners clamoring for cops
911 operators answer the phone 1,000 times a night. But what if the line goes down?
Minneapolis killed its last zero-tolerance policing program when it sparked too many citizen complaints for cops' comfort. This time around they've simply eliminated the complaint process.
Relations between black cops and the Olson administration are likely to take another hit with the release of a citizens' committee report criticizing the MPD
Cops, hard-ons, and the First Amendment