Thousands packed the People’s Square outside the Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin Monday evening. People from across Minnesota came to the rally to support the civil rights prosecution of Zimmerman in a scene similar to rallies being held around the country. For 22-year-old Kyle Mason, the circumstances surrounding the Zimmerman verdict were nothing out of the ordinary. “The recent events of Trayvon Martin really bothered me but they don’t surprise me, which makes it even more bothersome,” Mason said.
The Minneapolis Police Department announced Friday that the investigation into last month’s officer-involved shooting in Uptown, which left a 22-year-old man dead, is complete. But is all authorities are saying. In a press release, the department said it presented the case to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Friday morning. A police spokesperson told WCCO that the department is not going to make any statements on its findings until the attorney’s office completes its part of the investigation.
Friends and family of a man shot and killed by police marched through downtown Minneapolis Friday evening calling for justice.
The family of a man killed during a struggle with police in a Minneapolis basement, plans to speak out about it Thursday afternoon.
It’s been almost two weeks since an officer-involved shooting left one man dead and two police officers with gunshot wounds in a basement in south Minneapolis. Recently, Chief Janee Harteau has faced criticism for releasing few details about the case at this point.
A police SWAT team leader who was convicted of assaulting a man while off-duty at a bar has been fired by Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau. The termination took place on Feb. 21, 2013, but wasn’t made public until Wednesday.
Police say Terrance Franklin, a burglary suspect, was shot during a struggle with police. He died at the scene. Two officers were also shot, but we don’t yet know who shot them. Moments after that shooting, and not too far away, Ivan Romero died. A squad SUV responding to the shooting collided with the motorcycle he was driving with his girlfriend. She’s still recovering.
Families and investigators want answers tonight, questioning why two men are dead and three others, including police officers, are in the hospital. Police were trying to catch Terrance Franklin yesterday afternoon for suspicion of burglary. They say he hid in a house near 27th and Bryant in Minneapolis.
Two Minneapolis police officers suffered gunshot wounds, a suspect was killed and a motorcyclist died in a collision with a squad SUV Friday afternoon — all during a chase on the city’s south side, authorities say.
One in three women are assaulted by someone they know. Now the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act will help protect women in Minnesota.
On Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau introduced President Barack Obama. But on Tuesday, the chief said she was doing something more important — kicking off a two-day training session to improve the way officers do their jobs.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.
Mayors, police chiefs and prosecutors from around the upper Midwest are meeting in Minneapolis to talk about gun violence — and how they can work together to prevent it.
Law enforcement officials are working with Twin Cities hotels to put a stop to child sex trafficking.
Janee Harteau took the oath Tuesday to become the City of Minneapolis’s first female police chief. The ceremony was held at Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.