A federal lawsuit alleging two Minneapolis police officers used excessive force and suffocated a 28-year-old man at a YMCA in 2010 is on track for trial this fall. Earlier this year, attorneys for the City of Minneapolis filed for an order of summary judgement in the suit, asking all counts be dism ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak has nominated Assistant Chief Janeé Harteau to replace Tim Dolan. If she's confirmed, she'll become Minneapolis's first female police chief when Dolan steps down in January 2013. "She is a smart cop, a savvy administrator and a natural leader. She is the logical next chief, and ... More >>
In a statement released late this morning, Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan announced that as of 2013, he will no longer serve as the city's top cop "I have given notice to Mayor R.T. Rybak that I will not be seeking a third term when my current term as Chief expires in January of next year," he ... More >>
During a "Re-Occupy" Minneapolis demonstration on Saturday night, protesters learned from police they would not be allowed to erect tents in Peavey Plaza. After they marched in the street in protest, 12 people were arrested on Nicollet Mall for public nuisance and impeding traffic. KSTP cameraman C ... More >>
It's official: Come August, the power of the Minneapolis Civilian Review Authority will be downgraded. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Thursday that restricts the civilian oversight board's ability to make a "finding of fact" in police misconduct cases. The CRA will now only be able to mak ... More >>
It's no secret that the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority doesn't have a lot of influence these days. Since Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan took over, he's rarely disciplined officers based on the CRA's recommendations, causing no small amount of frustration from board members ove ... More >>
Jawon Osburn has been named as the 16-year-old victim of a gunshot homicide that happened Monday night.Osburn, identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, was found shot on the 2900 block of Dupont Avenue, and declared dead on the scene after paramedics were unable to resuscitate him. Osb ... More >>
Dolan: Don't shoot first.All Republican Rep. Tony Cornish wants is for every Minnesotan to be able to shoot first and ask questions later if they find an intruder in their homes, and he's getting damned testy about the top cops from Minnesota's largest cities standing in his way. Why don't th ... More >>
Richard Antwon Mayes-Lindsay was charged with second-degree murder yesterday, and Minneapolis has now seen its homicide count more than double this year compared to 2009.
"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 >>
Dolan said his officers acted appropriately.It took more than a week after Minneapolis cops shocked him into submission with a Taser for David Cornelius Smith to die of his wounds at Hennepin County Medical Center. That confrontation, at the downtown YMCA, was more than a month ago. Today, M ... More >>
A week after Mayor R.T. Rybak and police Chief Tim Dolan said they were pulling out the stops to cut down on the city's growing violence, a man died after being shot in the head on the north side of Minneapolis. His name hasn't been released yet, but he's the city's 22nd homicide this year.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and police Chief Tim Dolan called a press conference today at the Fairview rec center in North Minneapolis, and told the dutifully assembled to have no fear, they had a new plan for tamping down the city's rash new of violence. That violence includes a 2010 homic ... 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 >>
Photo: drcuervoDolan and Harrington don't want to see your papersMinneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan and St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington have just issued a joint statement saying they are dead set against the Arizona-style anti-immigrant bill introduced to the state House yesterday by St ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak praised the council for giving the green light to Dolan.
MPD Chief Tim Dolan has failed to comply with a city ordinance that requires him to discipline officers in cases sustained by the CRA, according to a petition.
A petition accuses Dolan of not following the Civilian Review Authority's recommendations for discipline in cases of alleged officer misconduct.
Despite a plea for mercy, the judge stuck Dolan with a six-month sentence for meth and marijuana charges.
The Authority's main beef with Dolan is that he doesn't issue discipline in cases where they find an officer guilty of misconduct.
Video footage has authorities backing away from earlier assertions that the shooting was a robbery attempt.
First they had a job. Then they didn't. Now 15 Minneapolis cops have been hired yet again--Happy Holidays!
Dolan said he is asking the FBI and the city attorney to review the claim, calling the video "very disturbing."
We can only imagine an awkward Thanksgiving if these brothers ever even see each other.
A violent week in the news
The younger brother of Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan was arrested early Tuesday morning on possible drug charges in an ongoing investigation.
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan responded to allegations that made a lot of news last week after the family of a police shooting victim says the gun at the scene was planted by officers to justify the death.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
A gang of cleaning-supply salesmen make a mess at a local hotel
A school board in western Minnesota is split
With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them
Can the Minneapolis Police Department plunder the city's pocketbook?
Another accusation of police misconduct reopens the old rift between cops and residents at south Minneapolis's Little Earth housing complex
The May medal: How the MPD managed to embarrass itself and reopen old wounds
A City Pages Roundtable