Last Thursday, we told you about explosive allegations made by a new video report -- that state patrol officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of the State Patrol's Drug Recognition Expert program.Later that day, Eric Roeske, State P ... More >>
Hours after saying his agency is "looking into" allegations that state patrol officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of an impairment study, a State Patrol spokesman said there's no proof officers acted inappropriately."There's be ... More >>
Watch out for those squad cars! Eight Minnesota State Troopers have been struck in winter-related accidents in the past three days because Minnesota drivers just aren't paying attention. The recent crashes bring the total number of troopers hit to 31 this winter. Last year at this time, 13 troo ... More >>
Paul Schnell, the current public information officer of the Saint Paul Police Department, is expected to become the new chief of police in Hastings.
Minneapolis Police Federation's treasurer also a lobbyist
How's this for irony: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is trumpeting 172 DWI arrests in March during a statewide crackdown on drunken driving. Meanwhile, off-duty Minnesota State Trooper Scott Urdahl just got arrested for driving while impaired after a two-car crash Tuesday night in ... More >>
Shadow, the Minneapolis Police Department K-9 stabbed on Tuesday during an all-hands-on-deck manhunt in Blaine, was released today from the vet and is on the mend, an MPD spokesman said. The suspect in the chase, L.C. Wesley Armstrong, is still at large. Armstrong was chased north out of the ... More >>
A petition accuses Dolan of not following the Civilian Review Authority's recommendations for discipline in cases of alleged officer misconduct.
Timothy Edward Carson is also suspected of being involved in four other robberies near his Dakota County home.
Sharon Lubinski has been assistant Minneapolis police chief since 2006, having risen through the ranks after moving here from the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin.
Early this morning, police answered a burglary call. They found the suspects, but they lost the police dog.
Compared to St. Paul, Minneapolis's numbers are way high: $700,000 v. $9.5 million from 2005 until today.
That's one heck of a babysitting charge.
Critical Mass chaos may be a preview of the Republican National Convention
John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the
Michael K. Browne and the future of the Civilian Review Authority
Is the MPD's hiring process skewed against minority applicants?
How did Minneapolis's police chief become belle of the ball in San Antonio?
On Tuesday, Maple Grove police officers arrested 32-year-old Robert Daniel Anderson for allegedly offering a forged check at a Walgreen's pharmacy. After the Woodbury resident was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters, the cops realized that the disputed check was missing.
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
In just eight months, chief Bill McManus has alienated the media, the pols, and the MPD rank and file. He must be doing something right.
Another in-custody death raises questions about the MPD's ability to police itself
Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD
Sweeps madness, and a husband's thoughtful gesture
Stephen Porter may have been humiliated and abused by cops. Or he may be the best thing that's happened to the MPD in a long time.
A City Pages Roundtable
Duy Ngo, The Minneapolis police officer wounded by one of his own colleagues in a February drug stakeout, speaks out for the first time
Tony White's lifelong obsession with law enforcement
Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?
Police misconduct? Tell somebody who cares.
A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it
Can the county sheriff's office impartially investigate the MPD?
What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?
Minneapolis says rogue officers are on their own
Why City Pages won't be using this space to write about racial profiling from the cops' perspective
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?
Seven years ago Tony DiIoia was a bright-eyed Minneapolis rookie. Then came the beatings, the lawsuits, and the pink slip.
No-knock search warrants used to be reserved for police drug raids, when evidence might disappear while suspects were answering the door. Not anymore, Twin Cities civil-rights advocates and attorneys complain.
A veteran cop's race discrimination suit against the St. Paul Police Department raises old questions and new tensions.
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.