Minneapolis Police Department
He’s served longer than any other horse on the Minneapolis Police mounted patrol. But after 13 years of working everything from violent protests to summer parades, Oliver the horse is heading to greener pastures.
The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert saying that a student was sexually assaulted late Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Essex Street and Huron Boulevard.
It’s a troubling trend and a warning for parents: There was a record number of deaths connected to heroin overdose in Hennepin County last year. Fifty-four people died in 2013, that’s up substantially from eight deaths in 2010, the year law enforcement notice an upward trend in overdoses.
Violent crime is up by 4 percent in Minneapolis but overall it remains at one of the lowest levels in 30 years. Homicide is down from last year and so is rape.
Looking for a way to overcome some of this year’s problems, a citizens advisory council presented a plan for Minneapolis police for 2014. Chief Janeé Harteau assembled the 50 member group this year to improve relations between the police department and the community.
A man is dead after being found early Wednesday morning with an apparent gunshot wound on the city’s south side, police say. Officers found the man lying in the street on the 2600 block of Pleasant Avenue South after responding to call in the area, the Minneapolis Police Department says.
A rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.
A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night in a shooting just north of downtown, police say.
Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.
Minneapolis Police say its homicide unit is investigating a suspicious death near the city’s downtown area. The Minneapolis Police Department said officers found a dead man in an apartment on the 1200 block of 8th Street South just after 5 p.m.
The Minneapolis Police Department said their Twitter account had been hacked Monday evening after it offered the department’s 2,382 followers a couple of weight loss links.
A Hennepin County Grand Jury is hearing testimony in a police shooting case. Twenty-two-year-old Terrance Franklin died last May after being shot several times in the basement of a home in Uptown.
Twenty-two robberies in September’s first 11 days prompted the Minneapolis Police Department to issue a crime alert Wednesday advising residents on how to avoid and respond to robberies.
Police say they have located a 15-year-old girl who went missing over the weekend and who was believed to be in a dangerous situation in the north metro area. Charo White had last been seen Saturday near Xerxes Avenue North and Plymouth Avenue North.
Chanting “no justice, no peace” a group of a couple of dozen protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis Police Department headquarters on Saturday afternoon. Organizers demand justice for 22-year-old Terrence Franklin who was killed by Minneapolis police in a basement shootout in Uptown back on May 10. Police said Franklin shot and injured two Minneapolis officers.