Days after three homeless people were arrested at a foreclosed home in south Minneapolis, Occupy Homes says four more arrests occurred this week for the same thing.A mother and son were arrested for squatting in a foreclosed home near Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road, and two more were arres ... More >>
A 34-year-old Minneapolis man with a lengthy criminal history is suing the police department for excessive force, alleging officers ripped out one of his dreadlocks and fractured his wrist in two places during an arrest. Around 2:00 a.m. on April 26, officers stopped Darryl Gill outside a night clu ... More >>
Former City Pages web editor Jen Boyles lives in the Whitney Square building at 2nd Avenue North and 2nd Street in the North Loop, near where yesterday's water main break occurred.SEE ALSO: Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop Boyles and her fiance went to sleep last night still ... More >>
Organization builds a tight-knit national community while preventing foreclosures
Several Occupy protesters have been charged with rioting for their demonstrations at the Cruz family home. Local protester Nick Espinosa, who made a name for himself by dropping pennies on Tom Emmer and glitter-bombing politicians across the county in addition to his work with Occupy Minnesota, was ... More >>
Late last month, police finally evicted Occupy Homes protestors from the Cruz family home, and their efforts cost taxpayers significantly.Today, a letter from MPD chief Tim Dolan to Mayor RT Rybak revealed that the cost of on-duty work at the 4044 Cedar Ave. S. home was $42,429. Occupy activists hav ... More >>
For Minneapolis police and Hennepin County deputies, the third time was the charm.Following two unsuccessful attempts last week to evict Occupy Homes protestors from the foreclosed Cruz family home at 4044 Cedar Ave. S., police were finally able to secure the property following a raid that began aro ... More >>
The city of Minneapolis paid $4.7 million in 2011 for settlements and liability claims involving the police department, making it the biggest year for police-related payouts since 2007, according to data maintained by the city.The $4.7 million comes from 32 different cases. Four of these stem fro ... More >>
Winder says officer Lukes "viciously tackled" her.The City of Minneapolis will pay out $190,000 to a woman who says a police officer did nothing as another woman attacked her, and then tackled her when she tried to fight back. Tanise Winder filed the federal lawsuit in 2009 accusing Minneapo ... More >>
Image by nicksieger on FlickrIs your property tax too high?The legal eagles at the U of M law clinic say Minneapolis is making people--especially those who live in Phillips or North Minneapolis--pay too much property tax. Students compared home sale prices to property tax assessments and found ... More >>
Dolan ordered to comply with a statute or argue in courtHennepin 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 >>
The Minneapolis City Attorney issued a statement this afternoon about a suit it lost to developer Brad Hoyt today. The city is not too happy with the judge's ruling.
Beat cops reveal who causes the most headache in the city's neighborhoods
This week City Pages highlights ten of the city's chronic offenders -- the people who constantly commit low-level crimes in Minneapolis neighborhoods. These people are police and prosecution targets. But should they be?