Robert Bennett

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Benny the Police Dog retired after biting a cop

    Benny retires after eight years and two misguided attacks.​Benny, an eight year veteran of the Minneapolis police K-9 unit, will enter an early retirement after mistakenly biting a police office last fall. Benny's unfortunate tooth target was Officer Bruce Johnson, who proceeded to sue the city fo ... 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

  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Unfriendly Fire

    Duy Ngo will receive $4.5 million for getting shot by a fellow officer in the line of duty, but that won't restore his reputation

  • News

    August 1, 2007

    Strip Tease

    Nudie-bar magnate denies U of M's come-hither fundraising

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006
  • News

    July 20, 2005

    The Hit Parade Revisited

    In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2005
  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Under Investigation

    Another in-custody death raises questions about the MPD's ability to police itself

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    MPD Scandals, Continued: A Primer

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

  • Books

    February 24, 1999

    Hard and Fast

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

  • Feature

    October 1, 1997

    Still For Sale

    Replacing the current system of special-interest money in its entirety with public financing is the only way to unblock the clogged arteries of our democracy.