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
Critics claim the MPD won't play nicely; Cops say it's a bad beat
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
A City Pages Roundtable
Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck
Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches
Federal mediation is delayed; this is a recording...
Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?
The city plays politics with police/minority relations