Early Monday morning, a state trooper was pursuing a 1997 Nissan Maxima driven by a suspected drunk driver who had fled a traffic stop when it T-boned a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue at the intersection of Fourth Street SE and Central Avenue. The driver of the Oldsmobile, 20-year-old Brody Sotona, was ki ... More >>
If you like to smoke pot and somebody gives you some, it's nothing to complain about, right?THE BACKSTORY: The City Pages' DRE scandal seriesThat's essentially the argument being made by defense attorneys representing police in a lawsuit filed by Occupy Minneapolis protesters who say their rights we ... More >>
Earlier today we told you about the explosive allegation 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 an impairment study.Early this afternoon, City Pages spoke with Eric Roeske, State Pa ... More >>
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the death.A man yet to be identified is dead after lying down on I-694 this afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Around 12:30, a car pulled over to the side of the road heading westbound near McKnight Road. The driver stepped out of the ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should Scouts share the blame?
MN State PatrolThis hole is where the deer's head crashed through the windshield.The Minnesota State Patrol is trying to warn drivers about highway safety. In order to hammer home their point, they've released a pretty frightening video of a state trooper crashing into a deer.Or, rather, the othe ... 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 >>
"Group handcuffing."Derryl Jenkins ended up beaten and bloodied after a traffic stop in North Minneapolis almost two years ago because of bad police training, police Chief Tim Dolan now says. The episode cost the City of Minneapolis $235,000, after Jenkins settled a police brutality lawsuit ... More >>
Mark Dayton scores another law-and-order win.The 900-member strong Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is moving from the red to the blue column, announcing today that it was endorsing Democrat Mark Dayton for governor.
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 >>
Dolan ordered to comply with a statute or argue in courtHennepin County Judge Susan N. Burke ordered Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan to either start listening to the Civilian Review Authority's recommendations to discipline officers or explain himself in court next month. Police watchdogs ... More >>
Minnesota State University-Mankato professor serves as expert witness in police shootings
The four finalists fielded questions before a panel yesterday, and they're all still in the running.
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.
The assistant chief of police in Minneapolis is one step closer to making history.
When 42-year-old Derryl Jenkins was pulled over in February, the altercation that followed left him at the hospital with a bloodied and bruised faced. Jenkins said he was a victim of police brutality and now he has a squad video that shows it.
The Minneapolis cop who shot and killed 19-year-old Fong Lee has been charged with domestic assault. The woman involved, the officer's girlfriend, was also charged with assault.
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan responded to allegations that made a lot of news last week after the family of a police shooting victim says the gun at the scene was planted by officers to justify the death.
In Minneapolis, with rapes on the rise, the Sex Crimes Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department has been cut from 10 investigators to 4--and their rape related arrests have tanked. Chief Dolan says he is accountable to community calls for cops on the street. Mayor Rybak says Pawlenty's Local Govern ... More >>
After his son committed murder, a retired St. Paul cop had to choose between blood and justice
is the MPD's psychologist using a gaydar detector on wanna-be cops?
The Associated Press reports that impending Minnesota National Guard deployments in the Middle East could have an unlikely consequence: diminished police presence in Fargo, North Dakota. The town is expected to lose some 10 officers in the coming months--or nearly 10 percent of its entire squad. The ... More >>
MPD chief William McManus on his early tenure
The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?
Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?
Waiting to resolve a complaint against Minneapolis cops? Take a number
Why is the police chief eating the mayor's lunch over and over?
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
When it comes to police brutality, the mayor is all talk
Laura Goodman-Brown, Minnesota's crime-victims ombudsman, is about to become a victim herself. And she says it's a crime.
Why didn't tasers save Abu Jeilani?
A parking miscue, a scuffle, a cultural divide
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.
A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen
Recent embarrassments notwithstanding, Minneapolis isn't softening its stance on high-speed chases
Police to press: Behave or go to jail
Minneapolis police say the chase that ended in the deaths of two bystanders on I-94 was by-the-book. Some other cities are throwing out that book.
Community advocates say being young, Asian, and male is enough to get you in trouble with the St. Paul police
Minneapolis killed its last zero-tolerance policing program when it sparked too many citizen complaints for cops' comfort. This time around they've simply eliminated the complaint process.
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
For an immigrant kid from Northeast, Walt Dziedzic did all right for himself. His proudest accomplishment? That he never forgot where he came from.
A federal investigation is looking into misconduct at the MPD's Third Precinct -- but how far will it go?
Operation Safe Streets
A frank conversation with Charlie Adams of the Minneapolis Black Police Officers Association.
A trail of audits and an internal investigation suggest there may have been millions of dollars worth of loss and theft at the bus company over the years. Dick Lindgren says he found out the hard way that his bosses didn't want to know.