One of the most common concerns I heard from people I spoke with for the story which aired yesterday on MPR about female police officers was the stagnant or shrinking number of women in law enforcement. In April, female officers made up 15 percent of the Minneapolis Police Department. Today, I received the latest tally, Read more →
Harteau said in light of recent local and national protests against police brutality, it was important to recognize the good work officers do all the time. Read more →
Lavelle Bible, the Minneapolis man who tried to sue the state after he was imprisoned for three years longer than his 2004 criminal sexual conduct convictions allowed for, is in the Hennepin County jail on a felony first degree burglary charge. Read more →
The city has now added zombies to the list of reasons for road closures.
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An actual fire broke out in Minneapolis City Hall Tuesday, one day after city employees say they practiced for such an event with a fire drill. Read more →
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri nearly two weeks ago has sparked larger conversations about how often police use lethal force and when it is necessary. A report published earlier this year by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows how often law enforcement officers used their guns Read more →
As the investigation into this week’s shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick continues, Minneapolis police officers are remembering the loss of one of their own killed in the line of duty 12 years ago today. Officer Melissa Schmidt was fatally wounded by a suspect in the bathroom of a public housing high Read more →
Four of the five people indicted in U.S. District Court earlier this year in an alleged gun straw purchasing conspiracy have pleaded guilty. Last week, Keniko Bland, 20, pleaded guilty to illegally receiving a firearm. And earlier this month, Diontre Hill, 21, and Raheem Watkins, 21, both pleaded guilty to charges of being felons in Read more →
Eddie Frizell, a deputy chief with the Minneapolis Police Department announced today he is running for Hennepin County Sheriff.
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So far, 14 homicides have been tallied in 2014, compared to 16 in the first six months of 2013. The 14 killed includes a victim wounded in 2013 who died this year and was tallied as a 2014 homicide. Read more →