• Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Brody Sotona's family blames State Patrol for fatal St. Anthony Main-area crash

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Judge considering if cops infringed on Occupy protesters' rights by allegedly giving them pot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    State patrol "looking into" Occupy drug allegations; Mpls police claim no involvement

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Man killed by semi after lying down on I-694 [UPDATED]

    The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the death.‚ÄčA 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 >>

  • News

    November 30, 2011

    The Boy Scouts' Police Problem

    Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should Scouts share the blame?

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    State trooper's scary deer crash caught on tape [VIDEO]

    MN State PatrolThis hole is where the deer's head crashed through the windshield.‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Minnesota State Patrol cruisers struck twice as often this year [PHOTOS]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Police Chief Tim Dolan blames Jenkins beating on bad training

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Minneapolis Police Federation endorses Mark Dayton

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Eric C. Roberts gasses up, refuses to pay, dies in wreck

    Photo: adobemacRoberts paid a big price for a gas drive-off​So 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Tim Dolan, Minneapolis police chief, ordered to follow statute

    Dolan ordered to comply with a statute or argue in court​Hennepin 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 >>

  • News

    April 28, 2010

    Bill Lewinski defends cops accused of excessive force

    Minnesota State University-Mankato professor serves as expert witness in police shootings

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington's possible successors all local

    The four finalists fielded questions before a panel yesterday, and they're all still in the running.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    "DWI Chair" back up for grabs on eBay

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Klobuchar's Senate committee OKs Lubinski's U.S. Marshall nod

    The assistant chief of police in Minneapolis is one step closer to making history.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    MPD chief asking FBI to review violent arrest tape

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Officer who shot Fong Lee charged with domestic assault

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Shocking: Minneapolis police chief says no gun planted in Lee shooting

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Retro Craze Sweeps Minnesota State Patrol

    Dig the squad cars' groovy new look.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    The Disappearing Sex Crimes Unit

    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 >>

  • News

    May 2, 2007

    The Fall of the House of Tucker

    After his son committed murder, a retired St. Paul cop had to choose between blood and justice

  • News

    September 27, 2006

    What's Your Favorite Color: Blue or Lavender?

    is the MPD's psychologist using a gaydar detector on wanna-be cops?

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2005
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    August 22, 2005

    From Fargo to Baghdad

    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 >>

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    Weathering the Storm

    MPD chief William McManus on his early tenure

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    MPD Scandals, Continued: A Primer

    The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Agreement at Last

    Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Don't Call Us, We'll Call You

    Waiting to resolve a complaint against Minneapolis cops? Take a number

  • News

    February 19, 2003

    Rybak on Rye

    Why is the police chief eating the mayor's lunch over and over?

  • News

    September 25, 2002

    The Jordan Shuffle

    The city plays politics with police/minority relations

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    Gun Smoke and Mirrors

    When it comes to police brutality, the mayor is all talk

  • News

    May 15, 2002

    Blame the Victims

    Laura Goodman-Brown, Minnesota's crime-victims ombudsman, is about to become a victim herself. And she says it's a crime.

  • Books

    March 20, 2002

    Shocking Failure

    Why didn't tasers save Abu Jeilani?

  • Books

    February 13, 2002

    Stubbed Tow

    A parking miscue, a scuffle, a cultural divide

  • Books

    October 11, 2000

    Is That All, Folks?

    Motorheads say the St. Paul Police Department is in danger of bankrupting the city's last Fifties drive-in

  • Books

    September 20, 2000

    The Longest Wait

    Two missing daughters. Two years. One lead. No answers.

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    The People v. Minneapolis

    A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen

  • Books

    February 24, 1999

    Hard and Fast

    Recent embarrassments notwithstanding, Minneapolis isn't softening its stance on high-speed chases

  • Books

    February 3, 1999

    Not a Pretty Picture

    Police to press: Behave or go to jail

  • Books

    September 9, 1998

    Hot Pursuit

    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.

  • Books

    June 3, 1998

    ACOP by Any Other Name

    Community advocates say being young, Asian, and male is enough to get you in trouble with the St. Paul police

  • News

    April 1, 1998

    Code for Safe Streets

    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.

  • News

    September 3, 1997

    The Riot Card

    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

  • News

    August 13, 1997

    Notes of a Native Son

    For an immigrant kid from Northeast, Walt Dziedzic did all right for himself. His proudest accomplishment? That he never forgot where he came from.

  • Feature

    April 9, 1997

    Taking the Third

    A federal investigation is looking into misconduct at the MPD's Third Precinct -- but how far will it go?

  • News

    June 26, 1996


    Operation Safe Streets

  • Feature

    April 17, 1996

    Black and Blue at the MPD

    A frank conversation with Charlie Adams of the Minneapolis Black Police Officers Association.

  • News

    December 27, 1995
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    October 25, 1995

    Taken For a Ride

    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.

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