Responding to new safety concerns near the University of Minnesota campus, Minneapolis police are hosting a public safety walk tonight through neighborhoods near campus. Read more →
Investigators looking for a man, or possibly two men, who impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted two women are reminding people that any real officer will tell you his or her name and law enforcement agency. That’s one of the tips Anoka County Commander Paul Sommer shared with me today regarding your rights in Read more →
Gang violence may behind the death of a man shot inside Epic nightclub Nov. 3, according to court documents filed recently in Hennepin County District Court. Police say Tyrone Washington Jr., 27, was shot in the downtown club and found dead outside on the sidewalk around 1 a.m. Homicide investigator Sgt. Emily Dunphy states in Read more →
Police officers wear bulletproof vests because they face the very real possibility of being shot or stabbed while performing their jobs. But what about police dogs? Over the years, several Minneapolis police dogs have been seriously injured or killed on the job. In 2000, K-9 Sam was awarded the department’s Medal of Honor after he Read more →
A Champlin homeowner called police at 7:30 a.m. on Halloween morning to report a shooting. The homeowner, identified in a complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court as M.C.D., showed police a bullet hole in the rear wall of his house. According to the complaint, the bullet traveled through his house, passed through a few Read more →
The Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday launched an app and a texting program for smart phones that allow users to submit anonymous tips to police.
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Minneapolis police say on the afternoon of Oct. 13 a pair of brothers, Socrates J. Dejoachim, 24, and his older brother Picasso J. Dejoachim, 34, tried to kill a man in north Minneapolis by shooting at him from a car. According to the complaint filed this week in Hennepin County District Court, Picasso fired the gun Read more →
Minneapolis police say a 63-year-old Minneapolis man beat an 86-year-old man to death earlier this month.
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A detailed autopsy report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office obtained by MPR News found nine bullets entered Terrance Franklin’s body, and one bullet grazed his scalp. Most of the shots hit him in the head and neck. Yet the Minneapolis police department’s account of the shooting said Franklin was shot eight times by Read more →
If you hear a barrage of gunfire in Minneapolis tonight, you probably don’t need to hit the deck. Police will be blasting off rounds in two neighborhoods to calibrate the ShotSpotter system that allows the department pinpoint when and where shots are fired in the city. Here’s more detail from the Minneapolis Police Department: The Read more →