Police Community Relations Council

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    Dominic Felder's family awarded $2.1M by Minneapolis in wake of police shooting

    Dominic Felder, left, was shot dead in 2006.​The Dominic Felder police shooting saga appears to have finally come to a close, with news that the City Council has voted to approve paying the dead man's family $2.19 million. It's been more than four years since the 27-year-old man was shot dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Minneapolis will fight $1.8M settlement in Dominic Felder shooting

    Dominic Felder was killed in 2006.‚ÄčThe city of Minneapolis says it's going to fight a "grossly excessive" $1.8 million award to the family of Dominic Felder, who was shot dead by police after a struggle in 2006. His death outraged his family, and prompted the Police Community Relations Council to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Dominic Felder's family wins $1.81 million lawsuit

    The Felder case figured in Tim Dolan's confirmation process for police chief.​Dominic Felder was shot dead by two Minneapolis cops in September 2006 after they responded to a 911 call. Yesterday, a jury awarded Felder's family $1.8 million.

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    The Human Shield

    John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.

  • News

    March 14, 2007

    Shoot from the Lip

    Meet Lt. Bob Kroll, the cop accused of calling Congressman Keith Ellison a terrorist

  • News

    November 1, 2006

    The Rehabilitation of Rich Stanek

    The MPD captain tries to outrun his most formidable opponent—his own checkered history on race—in a bid to be Hennepin County sheriff

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    Musical chairs at the PCRC

    Why did the Minneapolis Police Community Relations Council vote to oust the Rev. Ian Bethel as one of its co-chairs?

  • 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?

  • News

    July 26, 2006

    Little Earth: The Troubles

    Another accusation of police misconduct reopens the old rift between cops and residents at south Minneapolis's Little Earth housing complex

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Rybak's lawful assembly

    The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    Another Day in North Minneapolis

    Police incident lands an 18-year-old North Sider in the hospital for three days

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Psyched Out

    Is the MPD's hiring process skewed against minority applicants?

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    Number 26

    Fifteen-year-old Gary Parker was the 26th of Minneapolis's 49 homicides last year—and one of the 54 percent of black male victims whose killings went unsolved.

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Texas Two-Step

    How did Minneapolis's police chief become belle of the ball in San Antonio?

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    The Gang That Shot Itself in the Foot

    The May medal: How the MPD managed to embarrass itself and reopen old wounds

  • 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

    December 21, 2005

    To Serve and Disrespect

    The MPD strikes again, this time detaining a legislator's son for hours

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2005

    Zerby slides toward sunset

    Paul Zerby, the Minneapolis City Council's Second Ward rep, is counting down his final days in office. He did not seek re-election this year, which, in many ways, is a loss for the city.

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    Who Will Police the Police?

    Critics claim the MPD won't play nicely; Cops say it's a bad beat

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2005

    Hamstrung: How the MPD's federal mediation agreement has failed

    There continues to be fallout from the removal two weeks ago of MPD Lt. Medaria Arradondo from the federal mediation talks.

  • 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

    December 10, 2003

    Agreement at Last

    Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?