Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy
SEE ALSO:-- Chad Nelson, KSTP cameraman, filing criminal complaint [VIDEO]-- St. Paul police brutality: Officer Jesse Zilge maces, kicks, punches helpless suspect [VIDEO]A new video posted to YouTube by rubicondrawn shows Minneapolis police officer Blayne Lehner choking and pepper-spraying protestor ... More >>
The fuzzy math behind the city's struggle to curb the crime wave
SEE ALSO: Assistant Chief Janeé Harteau nominated to become first female MPD police chiefNext January, Assistant Chief Janeé Harteau will replace Tim Dolan as MPD chief. But a whistleblower lawsuit working its way through civil court right now makes Harteau seem like a petty, vindictive superior. ... More >>
On Tuesday morning, 5-year-old Nizzel Banks died after his north Minneapolis home was strafed by gunfire. City officials later said they believed the home was targeted by gunman, possibly in connection with an unsuccessful drive-by shooting that took place a couple blocks away earlier that morning.P ... More >>
Though the incident went down at Tanners bar in Andover, Minneapolis SWAT team executive officer David Clifford wasn't drunk when he nearly killed Brian Vander Lee with a right hand to the face, his attorney says.During a court hearing today, defense attorney Brooke Bass told Anoka County Judge Tamm ... More >>
With news breaking yesterday that an officer has reported seeing a Hutchinson state trooper give pot to a Drug Recognition Expert program participant, Minneapolis officials are again disavowing any connection to the fiasco. Wednesday afternoon, Mayor RT Rybak took to Facebook and issued a statement ... More >>
Hours after saying his agency is "looking into" allegations that state patrol officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of an impairment study, a State Patrol spokesman said there's no proof officers acted inappropriately."There's be ... More >>
Earlier today we told you about the explosive allegation made by a new video report -- that state patrol officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of an impairment study.Early this afternoon, City Pages spoke with Eric Roeske, State Pa ... More >>
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan has responded to a video showing one of his officers pushing a news camera off the shoulder of photographer Chad Nelson on Saturday night. "From my preliminary review of the video regarding Mr. Nelson, the officer's interference does not appear to be necessary," h ... 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 >>
Leroy Martinez was shot while running from police.Leroy Martinez, the man shot by Minneapolis police when he was seen running with a gun in his hand, is facing a charge of second-degree assault for his role in a shooting that had taken place moments earlier.Late Monday night, as a group of five p ... More >>
Michelle GrossMichelle Gross swore in a Hennepin County Court affidavit that she saw a bullet wound in Jason Yang's body last week at the medical examiner's office. She also swore that she's a registered nurse. But she's not. And the ME says she's got her facts wrong.
Jason Yang leaped to his death on Nov. 13.Security video from the I-394 off-ramp where Jason Yang leaped to his death will show that Minneapolis police officers neither fired shots at the man nor touched him physically before he jumped. The existence of the video was revealed today in a stat ... More >>
The Felder case figured in Tim Dolan's confirmation process for police chief.Dominic Felder was shot dead by two Minneapolis cops in September 2006 after they responded to a 911 call. Yesterday, a jury awarded Felder's family $1.8 million.
Ryedelle Reginald Loving, a 21-year-old from Northeast Minneapolis, has been booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause murder in the death of Gilbert Jordan, the city's 30th homicide victim of the year. Minneapolis police Sgt. William Palmer said Loving was arrested at about 4 a. ... More >>
The original call to Minneapolis police at 3:30 a.m. Sunday was for shots fired at the Old Colony gas station on Washington Avenue at West Broadway. But as Fourth Precinct officers made their way the scene, the call was upgraded to an actual shooting, and when they arrived, three men were dow ... More >>
The Minneapolis homicide count keeps creeping up this year, 29 now compared to 19 total the year before. Sure, we're still 10 shy of the 39 in 2008, and a long, long way from 1995's Murderapolis mark of 99. But the current numbers are devastating families and neighborhoods, and feeding news h ... More >>
Side jobs have long been a point of controversy for department
Bicking is the first willing member of the CRA to not be reappointed.
Plus: More ACORN drama, TiZA charter school
Bicking says the council ousted him to silence his criticisms of the Minneapolis Police Department. A Councilmember says Bicking is too political for the position.
As part of his deal, Ruiz will drop his federal lawsuit against the city and Dolan, but not against Officer Todd Lappegaard.
Bicking is under heat from the CRA for speaking out against Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan.
Footage of Minneapolis police officers stomping Jenkins surfaced last summer.
A recent survey shows a steep drop in officers who say they have faith in the department in comparison to a 2006 survey.
Timothy Edward Carson is also suspected of being involved in four other robberies near his Dakota County home.
Early this morning, police answered a burglary call. They found the suspects, but they lost the police dog.
The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
The dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away.
The Minneapolis Police Department is dealing with yet another lawsuit, this time for allegedly using a Taser on a man's neck while he is seen with his hands on the car and not resisting the officer.
Not only will he have a total hard-on for police chief Tim Dolan, but he's going to help the police out by going out into the trenches himself. That'll teach those criminals who they are messing with.
They can't hurt, according to the state's public safety commissioner.
Compared to St. Paul, Minneapolis's numbers are way high: $700,000 v. $9.5 million from 2005 until today.
When 42-year-old Derryl Jenkins was pulled over in February, the altercation that followed left him at the hospital with a bloodied and bruised faced. Jenkins said he was a victim of police brutality and now he has a squad video that shows it.
The brother of the Minneapolis police chief used and sold meth while on the job as a postal worker, according to charges filed Tuesday.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Local Catholics protest John Nienstedt article declaring gayness a "grave evil"
Politicos demand answers after our sex crimes scoop
is the MPD's psychologist using a gaydar detector on wanna-be cops?
Lts. Rick Thomas and Michael Fossum remain on paid leave
Police incident lands an 18-year-old North Sider in the hospital for three days
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.
This year the murder rate has doubled in north Minneapolis. What's changed? Nothing, really. That's the trouble.
A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job
Waiting to resolve a complaint against Minneapolis cops? Take a number
A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it
With the shuttering of the Riverview Supper Club, black Minneapolis loses its premier meeting place--and a foothold on the future of the Mississippi