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Janee Harteau

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Thousands Attend Rally For Trayvon Martin In Mpls.

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.

07/15/2013

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Police Say Uptown Shooting Investigation Is Complete

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.

06/07/2013

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Friends, Family March For Justice For Terrance Franklin

Friends and family of a man shot and killed by police marched through downtown Minneapolis Friday evening calling for justice.

05/31/2013

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Family Of Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting Plans To Speak

The family of a man killed during a struggle with police in a Minneapolis basement, plans to speak out about it Thursday afternoon.

05/29/2013

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Police Still Waiting For Evidence, Statements Before Speaking On Uptown Shooting

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.

05/23/2013

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Off-Duty Cop Convicted Of Assault Terminated

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.

05/22/2013

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Questions Remain In The Wake Of Uptown Shooting, Crash

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.

05/13/2013

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Families Of Mpls. Police Shooter, Crash Victim Seek Answers

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.

05/11/2013

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Police: Two Officers Shot In South Minneapolis, Suspect Killed

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.

05/10/2013

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Sen. Franken Joins Police Chief To Promote Law That Protects Women

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.

04/01/2013

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Mpls. Police Officers To Undergo Performance Training

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.

02/05/2013

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Henn. Co. Sheriff And Obama Discuss Guns, Mental Illness

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.

01/28/2013

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Summit In Minneapolis To Address Gun Violence

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.

01/10/2013

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Hotel Workers Learn How to Spot Child Sex Trafficking

Law enforcement officials are working with Twin Cities hotels to put a stop to child sex trafficking.

01/08/2013

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Mpls’s 1st Female Police Chief Takes The Oath

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.

12/04/2012

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