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 >>
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 >>
Minnesota State PatrolThe remains of Lt. Chris Edstrom's squad car.So far this winter, 22 Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have been struck by motorists while officers have been helping people in need on the highways. That's more than twice as many crashes as last year at this time, and the ... More >>
Photo: adobemacRoberts paid a big price for a gas drive-offSo Eric C. Roberts, a 24-year-old guy from Waconia, pulls into a Cenex gas station in the Sibley County town of Arlington on Sunday. He pumps some fuel into his 1997 Ford Taurus. Then he splits without paying. Roberts is dead now. An ... 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.
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 >>
Lappegaard says investigators didn't speak to all the officers on the scene that night, and that the investigation was rigged against him.
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!
The motorized recliner that made headlines after its owner crashed into a parked car and received a DWI will soon be on the online auction block. We're so bidding.
A budget shortfall prompts a town to do away with its lone police officer.
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.
Can Michael Friedman save the civilian review authority?
Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?
Motorheads say the St. Paul Police Department is in danger of bankrupting the city's last Fifties drive-in
Two missing daughters. Two years. One lead. No answers.
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.
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.
Community advocates say being young, Asian, and male is enough to get you in trouble with the St. Paul police
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.
When police critically wounded 15-year-old Lawrence Miles Jr., TV reporters went out of their way to point out that being a cop in "Murderapolis" is dicey stuff. But after a witness said he saw Miles drop his gun and run before being gunned down, the stor
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