Report Shows Racial Disparities In Metro Transit Arrests For Fare EvadersA new report released Thursday shows disparities in arrests on metro transit between people of color and whites. The report shows that when police encounter people who are found to be first-time fare evaders, black adults are 26 percent more likely to be cited rather than warned when compared with white adults.
Charges: Metro Transit Bus Driver Demanded Sex From A MinorA Metro Transit bus driver is facing felony charges for sexually harassing a minor on the bus. Hennepin County attorneys charged 32-year-old Mahmud Dabshir Aden with 1 count of hiring or agreeing to hire a 16 to 17-year-old.
Serious Crimes Happening On Light-Rail Trains, PlatformsTo check out a breakdown of the crimes happening on each light rail stop, look at our interactive map.
Police: Argument On Bus Leads To Shooting In Mpls.Officials say a shooting in Minneapolis early Saturday morning sent one person to the hospital.
Mpls. NAACP Calls For Investigation Of Force Used In Light Rail ArrestThe Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.
Police: Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Metro Transit Bus In MinneapolisA spokesperson with Metro Transit said the bus was heading eastbound on 2nd St. S. and turning north onto 3rd Avenue S. just before 3:45 p.m. when it hit a man, later identified as 71-year-old Andrew Morris Beisner. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Minneapolis Police Declare Downtown 'Safe'The message from police in Minneapolis is clear -- downtown is safe. Officers from Minneapolis joined forces Wednesday with the Hennepin County Sheriff's office and Metro Transit police to continue their "SafeZone" collaboration.
2 Mpls. Women Seriously Injured In Crash With Metro Transit SquadTwo Minneapolis women were seriously injured Friday night after their vehicle collided with a Metro Transit police squad car in downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Park Avenue and 8th Street South.
St. Paul Posts New Anti-Loitering Signs In SkywaysPeople who walk through the downtown St. Paul skyway system are noticing some new signs posted on the walls.
St. Paul Police 'Heroes' Help Kids Buy Gifts At TargetSome local kids got help with their holiday shopping from some special people--St. Paul police officers.
Police: Man Stabbed To Death At Mpls. Light Rail Station A man is dead after a stabbing at a light rail station in Minneapolis Saturday afternoon. Minneapolis Police say the incident happened at the Lake Street - Midtown Station platform near Hiawatha Avenue. Metro Transit and Minneapolis police are investigating.
Mpls. Police: I-394 ‘Crisis Situation’ Ends PositivelyMinneapolis Police say there was a positive ending to a "crisis situation" Friday morning near Interstate 394 and Penn Avenue. The nature of the incident, which police say occurred just before 6 a.m., was not disclosed.