Rob Allen

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Incoming MPD Chief Janeé Harteau admits to firing cops based on "rumor and innuendo"

    SEE ALSO: Assistant Chief Janeé Harteau nominated to become first female MPD police chiefNext January, Assistant Chief Janeé Harteau will replace Tim Dolan as MPD chief. But a whistleblower lawsuit working its way through civil court right now makes Harteau seem like a petty, vindictive superior. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Krissy Bates murder: Victim had black eye week before killing

    Krissy Bates posted this photo of herself online​Krissy Bates, the transgender woman murdered last week in her downtown apartment, seems to have lived under the radar. Few people knew her, and so far, police haven't arrested anyone in her killing. "We have not identified a suspect," said Sgt. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Disbanded Metro Gang Strike Force faces 118 claims

    Zimmerman ReedRandy Hopper, the man who sued the Strike Force​Today is the deadline for filing claims against the disgraced and disbanded Metro Gang Strike Force, and so far 118 people have said the force extorted them.Lead plaintiff Zelaido Rivera Garcia won a $3 million settlement for the group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Minneapolis violent crime rates hit 47-year lows

    HeatherHeatherHeather​Despite the doubling of the city's homicide numbers this year over last, violent crime in Minneapolis is at an historic low.Robbery, aggravated assault, and rape are all down citywide in Minneapolis--the lowest levels since 1963. The murder rate is dropping, too: The past ... 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 >>

  • 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

    February 3, 2006

    Working for the clampdown

    Are Minneapolis cops trying to illegally bust immigrants?

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2005

    Have you seen this money?

    Be on the lookout for a pale-faced Grant, JacksonMinneapolis police officer Rob Allen held a press conference this afternoon to alert local businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 and $50 dollar bills. At least six counterfeit bills were used in downtown retail outlets yesterday, and two ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    Big Brother's Corporate Sponsor

    The Minneapolis police team up with Target to keep an electronic eye on the corporation's corner

  • 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.