• Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Police did indeed give Occupiers free pot, new evidence suggests; DRE program suspended

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    State Patrol: "No evidence" officers gave Occupy-ers drugs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Eight State Troopers hit in past three days

    Watch out for those squad cars!‚Äč 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    St. Police police spokeman Paul Schnell set to be Hastings's top cop

    Paul Schnell, the current public information officer of the Saint Paul Police Department, is expected to become the new chief of police in Hastings.

  • News

    April 28, 2010

    Lyall Delaney denies double-dipping

    Minneapolis Police Federation's treasurer also a lobbyist

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Trooper Scott Urdahl arrested for DWI

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Shadow the MPD K-9 reported to be on the mend

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Tim Dolan, Minneapolis police chief, accused of ignoring city ordinance

    A petition accuses Dolan of not following the Civilian Review Authority's recommendations for discipline in cases of alleged officer misconduct.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Minneapolis SWAT cop arrested in suburban bank robbery

    Timothy Edward Carson is also suspected of being involved in four other robberies near his Dakota County home.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Lubinski confirmed by Senate: First openly gay U.S. Marshal

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Minneapolis K-9 falls off roof, dies

    Early this morning, police answered a burglary call. They found the suspects, but they lost the police dog.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Minneapolis police brutality costs city some serious cash

    Compared to St. Paul, Minneapolis's numbers are way high: $700,000 v. $9.5 million from 2005 until today.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Minn. Hells Angels visit cost $185,000 in patrol overtime

    That's one heck of a babysitting charge.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Chief Dolan in the Dog Pound

    Just over a week ago, City Pages reported that it had been a ruff month for Polic ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2007

    Vicious Cycle

    Critical Mass chaos may be a preview of the Republican National Convention

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    The Human Shield

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

  • News

    October 11, 2006

    Grudge Match

    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

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    Three questions: MPLS civil rights director

    Michael K. Browne and the future of the Civilian Review Authority

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006
  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Psyched Out

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

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Texas Two-Step

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

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006

    Crime blotter: tastes like chicken

    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.

  • 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

    October 19, 2005

    Who Will Police the Police?

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

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2005
  • 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

    October 13, 2004

    How's He Doing?

    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.

  • News

    June 30, 2004
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    June 2, 2004

    Under Investigation

    Another in-custody death raises questions about the MPD's ability to police itself

  • News

    December 24, 2003

    And Then There Was One

    Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Honey, I Shrunk the Story

    Sweeps madness, and a husband's thoughtful gesture

  • News

    October 22, 2003

    Behind Closed Doors

    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.

  • News

    August 20, 2003
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    May 21, 2003

    Shot to Hell

    Duy Ngo, The Minneapolis police officer wounded by one of his own colleagues in a February drug stakeout, speaks out for the first time

  • News

    January 15, 2003

    Thief of Police

    Tony White's lifelong obsession with law enforcement

  • News

    December 25, 2002


    Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?

  • News

    October 2, 2002

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Police misconduct? Tell somebody who cares.

  • News

    September 4, 2002

    Trouble Shooters

    A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it

  • Books

    March 27, 2002

    The Watchdog That Never Barks

    Can the county sheriff's office impartially investigate the MPD?

  • Books

    December 19, 2001

    The Letter of the Law

    What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?

  • Books

    March 21, 2001

    Copped Out

    Minneapolis says rogue officers are on their own

  • Books

    February 14, 2001

    Take Me for a Ride

    Why City Pages won't be using this space to write about racial profiling from the cops' perspective

  • 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?

  • News

    January 12, 2000

    Officer Down

    Seven years ago Tony DiIoia was a bright-eyed Minneapolis rookie. Then came the beatings, the lawsuits, and the pink slip.

  • News

    November 19, 1997

    And I'll Huff and I'll Puff

    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.

  • News

    March 26, 1997

    The Thin Black Line

    A veteran cop's race discrimination suit against the St. Paul Police Department raises old questions and new tensions.

  • News

    February 26, 1997

    Mr. FixIt

    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.

  • News

    October 23, 1996
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