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Sgt. Garcia Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Mpls.

Minneapolis Police Sgt. Jesse Garcia has filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis, saying his career was sabotaged after the “Pointergate” incident last fall.

03/10/2015

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2 In Custody After Police Chase Ends At St. Paul High School

Police have two people in custody Friday after a late-night chase that went from Minneapolis into St. Paul. According to police, around 10 p.m. Thursday officers received information that a wanted felon, who was possibly armed, was driving near 25th Avenue North and Newton Avenue.

02/27/2015

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On Body Cameras, Lawmakers Weigh Privacy Versus Transparency

A debate over police body cameras is stirring a call to action by a group that previously shut down Minnesota freeways while protesting law enforcement tactics. The Senate Judiciary Committee was considering the body camera legislation Thursday.

02/19/2015

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Police Search For Suspect In New Brighton Car Chase

Police are searching for the suspect from a car chase that led police from Minneapolis to New Brighton Thursday night. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, just before 10 p.m. an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in Minneapolis as the driver was reportedly acting suspicious.

02/06/2015

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Police: Shoplifting Suspect Struck Mpls. Cop With Car

Police in Minneapolis say an officer suffered injuries Saturday night after a shoplifting suspect struck him with a car.

02/01/2015

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Review Of Mpls. Police Dept. Calls For More Transparency

Over the last few years, the Minneapolis Police Department has faced much public scrutiny. A new review from the Department of Justice highlights the work that needs to be done.

01/28/2015

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Mpls. Police: Pedestrian Hurt After Collision With Squad Car

Minneapolis police say a pedestrian is in the hospital after a collision with a squad car Wednesday morning. According to Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder, shortly before 9 a.m. a police officer called for an ambulance on 34th Street East and Nicollet Avenue South.

01/28/2015

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Southwest High School To Resume Class Thursday

Classes will resume Thursday at Southwest High School after the Minneapolis high school closed Wednesday due to a “credible threat.”

01/28/2015

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Twin Cities Cops Attend Funeral Of Slain New York Officer

Nine Twin Cities police officers are among the estimated 25,000 paying their respects to one of the officers shot to death in New York.

12/27/2014

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North Mpls. Abduction Might Be Related To Other Case

City police say that while investigating an abduction of a little girl earlier this month in north Minneapolis they were made aware of a similar, unreported abduction that happened in October.

12/15/2014

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Mpls. Kidnapping Suspect

Minneapolis Police have new information Tuesday about a man who lured a 7 year-old girl away from her North Minneapolis home.

12/09/2014

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Minneapolis Police Warn Of Scam Using MPD’s Phone Number

Minneapolis police are warning the public of a scam that uses the department’s phone number. Police say they’ve received reports from people who said they were contacted by someone claiming to be with the IRS. The caller ID shows the Fifth Precinct main number: 612-673-5705.

12/02/2014

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Mpls. Police Offer Shopping Safety Tips This Holiday Season

Bargain hunters were out awfully early Friday morning getting a jump start on their holiday wish-lists. The National Retail Federation says 140 million shoppers will search for the best deals this weekend.

11/29/2014

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NFLPA And NFL Disagree On Peterson’s Immediate Future

The National Football League and NFL Players Association may be preparing to battle over Adrian Peterson’s immediate future. The league has declined to reinstate the star running back from the commissioner’s exempt list until the league has reviewed the case. The union, however, believes Peterson should be removed from the list now that his legal matter has been resolved.

11/10/2014

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Body-Cams Come To Minnesota’s Largest PD

The Minneapolis Police Department, the largest in Minnesota, has become the latest to equip its officers with body cameras in what officials say is an effort to improve transparency and hold police accountable. Thirty-six officers will test two camera models over the next several months, with plans to roll them out department-wide by late 2015.

11/09/2014

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Police: Man Attempts To Rob, Assaults 2 U Of M Students

Two University of Minnesota students were allegedly robbed and assault near campus early Friday morning, according to police. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Friday near the intersection of 6th Street SE and 12th Avenue SE.

11/07/2014

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Minneapolis Police Start Wearing Body Cameras In Pilot Program

Starting Friday, several Minneapolis police officers will start wearing body cameras to record their interactions with the public.

11/07/2014

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ACLU Findings: Dramatic Racial Disparities In Mpls. Police Arrest Rates

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the Minneapolis Police Department’s arrest rates for low-level, nonviolent offenses shows dramatic racial disparities.

10/30/2014

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Minn. Law Enforcement Prep For Possible Ebola Cases

Minnesota’s law enforcement community is making changes to protect from the potential for Ebola. All Minneapolis police squad cars, bikes and Segway’s have a new tool in the fight against an invisible threat to public health.

10/16/2014

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Man Stabbed Overnight In Minneapolis

A man is recovering after being stabbed overnight in downtown Minneapolis. The stabbing occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning near a bus stop on 5th Street and Nicollet Mall.

10/11/2014

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Mpls. Police Issue Crime Alert After Parking Ramp Assaults

Minneapolis police have issued a crime alert after two assaults occurred within hours of each other in a downtown parking lot. Both assaults took place Tuesday afternoon against women in the Parking Ramp C of Minneapolis at 2nd Avenue and North 3rd Street.

10/07/2014

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Despite Recent Lockdowns, HCMC Says It’s Got Security Under Control

Four security lockdowns in six months: Hennepin County Medical Center is seeing violence in the community come to its front door. The latest lockdown happened Sunday night.

09/22/2014

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Mpls. Police Unveil New Program To Connect To Community

Minneapolis’ police chief said Thursday she’s enlisting the help of religious and cultural leaders to help the communication between different communities and police.

09/18/2014

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1 Injured In N. Mpls. Shooting

One person is injured after a shooting in North Minneapolis Tuesday night. Minneapolis Police say the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday near North 30th Avenue and Girard Avenue North.

09/16/2014

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Fatal Stabbing Suspect

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man in connection to the south Minneapolis stabbing that left one person dead earlier this week. The Minneapolis Police Department said the warrant was issued for 26-year-old Quanan Lee Machacek, who’s been charged with first-degree murder.

09/12/2014

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