It reads like pretty much the most depressing 19 hours of his life.
With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them
When R.T. Rybak brought Bill McManus to town to head the MPD, both men talked big about reforming the troubled department. But when the chief ran into political resistance, some say, the mayor blinked. Now their relationship has hit the skids, and the fut
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
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 >>
In just eight months, chief Bill McManus has alienated the media, the pols, and the MPD rank and file. He must be doing something right.
The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?
Allina signs on to the Sears complex; McManus takes oath
Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?
Sweeps madness, and a husband's thoughtful gesture
Stephen Porter may have been humiliated and abused by cops. Or he may be the best thing that's happened to the MPD in a long time.
Minneapolis loses millions on convention center; federal mediation confidential
Missing jobs and development in Jordan; cops' union leader blasts Olson
A City Pages Roundtable
Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck
Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches
Why a pair of white women lawyers are taking the fight over federal mediation to the courts
Why is the police chief eating the mayor's lunch over and over?
Federal mediation is delayed; this is a recording...
Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it
When it comes to police brutality, the mayor is all talk
Overwhelmed activists, embattled police, and perplexed politicians brace for a long, hot summer in South Minneapolis
Can the county sheriff's office impartially investigate the MPD?
Why didn't tasers save Abu Jeilani?
What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?
Minneapolis police said they raided a natural-foods charity in search of drugs. The people they routed say the cops' real fear was their politics.
Reporters, police, and protesters dream Seattle's nightmare
The cops are reluctant to talk about it. City officials flatly refuse. Who pushed the "mute" button on the most explosive affirmative-action lawsuit Minneapolis has seen in decades?
A dispute over street gambling has downtown bar owners clamoring for cops
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.
The Minneapolis Police Department brings honor back to the trading-card business
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.
Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.
The Strib's corporate parent says nothing but good things will happen when they sell the paper. Where have we heard this before?
Relations between black cops and the Olson administration are likely to take another hit with the release of a citizens' committee report criticizing the MPD
Minneapolis Police Chief Bob Olson came to town with a reputation for pleasing pols and infuriating cops. And he's surpassed himself on both counts.
THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...
Operation Safe Streets
Relations between Chief Bob Olson and Minneapolis's black cops take another hit.
Arabs stole the anchorwoman! and other tales of sweeps month.