Minneapolis Police Federation

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Hennepin Sheriff Candidate Eddie Frizzell Calls for an End to the Stanek "Dictatorship"

    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 >>

  • 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

    October 22, 2013

    Mpls officers want off-duty cops to be able to carry guns at Vikings games

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Jason Andersen is not guilty and wants his cop job back

    Mug shot Ex-cop Jason Andersen wants his job back ‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Jason Andersen, who shot Fong Lee, has his job back at MPD

    Chief Tim Dolan fired Andersen last fall after he got into a domestic dispute. Today, Andersen got his job back with Minneapolis Police Department.

  • Articles

    May 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Lyall Delaney wins union post by one vote

    The Minneapolis Police Federation held elections Thursday night, and Secretary Lyall Delaney keeps his post by a vote of 342 to 341.

  • News

    April 28, 2010

    Lyall Delaney denies double-dipping

    Minneapolis Police Federation's treasurer also a lobbyist

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Dave Garman gets MPD job back after gang strike force scandal

    Dave Garman was back at work Monday after the Minneapolis Police union fought to for his job.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Independent criticism of MPD kept silent, unless MPD agrees

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    Breakfast of Champions: 12/5

    Don't miss the host of web-only content for the Hold Steady story, including photos from shows and the road, audio, video, and an interactive map that shows you places throughout the Twin Cities referenced i ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Unfriendly Fire

    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

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    A "Church" funeral

    The fabled underground venue stages a last hurrah

  • 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

    November 16, 2005

    Nine Things We Learned Last Tuesday

    Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2005

    Same old story: MPD ignores civilian review

    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 >>

  • 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

    January 14, 2004

    Boss Lady

    Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis

  • News

    December 24, 2003

    And Then There Was One

    Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    My Corona

    Rybak's crowning moment comes with police-chief search

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    Where the Buck Never Stops

    Missing jobs and development in Jordan; cops' union leader blasts Olson

  • News

    August 20, 2003
  • 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 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?

  • Books

    September 9, 1998

    Crapped Out

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

  • News

    August 19, 1998

    Holding The Line

    911 operators answer the phone 1,000 times a night. But what if the line goes down?

  • News

    April 1, 1998

    Code for Safe Streets

    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.

  • News

    June 18, 1997

    Coming Home to Roost, Again

    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

  • News

    January 29, 1997

    PC or not PC: That is the Question at the MPD

    Cops, hard-ons, and the First Amendment

  • News

    April 3, 1996