Robert Bennett

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    St. Paul police defend Chris Lollie arrest; lawyers question aggressive use of force

    In the wake of the stir caused by the hard-to-watch footage of Chris Lollie's arrest in the First National Bank Building skyway while he waited to pick up his kids from school, the St. Paul police department took to Facebook in an attempt to justify officers' conduct.Lollie, however, tells us the PD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Reid Sagehorn sues following suspension from Rogers High for tweet about kissing teacher

    In late January, somebody posted this tweet on an online forum called "Roger confessions" -- "did @R_Sagehorn3 actually make out with [name of female school teacher]."Reid Sagehorn himself sarcastically replied, "Actually yeah." A suspension and school transfer later, Sagehorn is now suing Rogers Po ... More >>

  • 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

    Ngo settlement

    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

    Jamaica Mistaica: Smilin' Bob lands in the Carribean

    In his final years as Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson often appeared uninterested in his job. He showed little enthusiasm for addressing the systemic problems that have plagued the MPD for years and was often completely absent from the public eye.   Consequentially we'd given little though ... More >>

  • 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.