The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death August 9, precipitating mass protests, show cops crouching on armored tanks and squinting into sniper scopes. They're dressed head to toe in camouflage as they rush civilians with assault rifles. For this, we can c ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: The semi driver has turned himself in, the State Patrol announced late last night.The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for a semi driver who nearly smashed a little girl boarding a school bus near Paynesville on May 30.As the bus rolled to a stop to pickup the girl on Highway 23 th ... More >>
Nick Otterson, a state trooper from Hutchinson, has been under criminal investigation since May, when a colleague of his came forward to report he'd seen Otterson give an Occupy protester drugs.SEE ALSO:-- Sgt. Rick Munoz, DRE program boss, is pretty much the biggest jerk ever-- Police did indeed gi ... More >>
Thanks to the DRE drug scandal, the State Patrol has been receiving a lot of bad PR lately. So consider this story a reminder that troopers are capable of saving lives, as well.According to a post on the State Patrol's Facebook page, last Friday, two State Patrol pilots daringly rescued a 27-year-ol ... More >>
Justin Patrick's night started badly, in Amery, Wisconsin, where police were looking for him as the suspect in a home invasion. It ended even worse, when police finally caught up to him 55 miles later in Lino Lakes.Along the way, Patrick hit speeds of around 100 miles and hour and showered the ro ... More >>
The driver of the overturned truck was killed in the accident.Two semi-trucks and a car were involved in a fatal early-morning crash on I-94, leaving one truck turned over on its side just outside the Lowry Tunnel. The State Patrol has confirmed the crash killed the semi driver.The semi-truck, he ... More >>
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 >>
Via Minnesota State PatrolDonnie Joe Lira takes aim at Travis PearsonDonnie Joe Lira is dead. State Trooper Travis Pearson, the man who shot him, is back on patrol. And a dashboard video just released by the State Patrol shows why. (Video below.) Pearson was working alone the night of June 1 ... More >>
John Harrington said today he may run to replace retiring state Senator Mee Moua, who made the surprise announcement on Sunday that she would not seek a third term.
Photo: lincolnianWho would punch a 91-year-old woman in the face?We haven't met 91-year-old Gloria Fuchs. And we're truly sorry to hear the news that she got mugged on Tuesday by some two-bit coward on Blair Avenue in St. Paul. We also like her attitude: If the cops ever find the punk who s ... More >>
State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said a Department of Transportation worker found a body between the guard rail and sound wall of I-394 between the Dunwoody Boulevard and Penn Avenue exits at about 11 a.m. The DOT worker called State Patrol and an ambulance was dispatched, but was quickly calle ... More >>
Marcus Sheen, a 22-year-old Maple Grove man, was arrested early this morning after mowing down Minneapolis Police Sgt. Rena Dudgeon in front of a police precinct.
Lappegaard says investigators didn't speak to all the officers on the scene that night, and that the investigation was rigged against him.
Footage of Minneapolis police officers stomping Jenkins surfaced last summer.
Nineteen-year-old Alicia Haupert, of Afton, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a Washington County court.
The arrests are part of a federally-funded crackdown that will continue into 2010, the State Patrol says.
First they had a job. Then they didn't. Now 15 Minneapolis cops have been hired yet again--Happy Holidays!
A budget shortfall prompts a town to do away with its lone police officer.
Minneapolis police ticketed 1,294 people last month -- ouch!
Ramsey County Sheriff fends off charges of cronyism
Officials said the uniformed men seen ignoring the harassment were security officers and not city police.
One man is dead and another severely injured after a shooting in Camden Thursday evening. Neither of the men has been identified.
Movie reads Miranda Rights to optimistic audiences
A woman is strangled and dumped in a ditch in 1980. Her body is carried away by floodwaters and found by a farmer in Blue Earth. A state-trooper-turned-cult-member confesses but can't identify his victim. She's buried a Jane Doe. Years later, her killer is up for parole and a woman has dedicated her ... More >>
Killer weed ravages suburbs, supplies of Cheetos
Friday's Minneapolis City Council meeting brought two different payouts over one alleged police misconduct incident.
Now that Bill McManus has shuffled off to San Antonio, the biggest story around City Hall is who might replace the Minneapolis police chief.
How Minnesota cops and the war on drugs made a successful entrepreneur out of a small-time hustler and snitch named Michael Felix
Can Michael Friedman save the civilian review authority?
A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job
Minneapolis loses millions on convention center; federal mediation confidential
Why a pair of white women lawyers are taking the fight over federal mediation to the courts
Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?
With the shuttering of the Riverview Supper Club, black Minneapolis loses its premier meeting place--and a foothold on the future of the Mississippi
Minneapolis officials insist police did everything by the book before Clay Fingerman killed himself. But nobody wants to talk about the shotgun left by his door.
Getting tough on Minneapolis's least wanted
Scott Paulson was sick of his stepson's complaints about a white posse beating up his black friends. Then the phalanx of trucks pulled up on his lawn.
The former owner of Buns & Roses says Minneapolis cops wanted him to pay up or shut down
A scuffle at Minneapolis's South High has caused some parents to ask whether school police liaisons should be allowed to use force as readily as cops do elsewhere
Proponents say an amendment on the Minneapolis ballot will mean tougher civil-rights scrutiny for the cops. They may be in for a surprise.
When 12 COPS arrived at Andre Madison's house for a routine drug bust, they wandered into a ferocious gunfight with themselves.