Mpls. Police Union Files Grievances Over 2 Officer FiringsFor the second time in less than a week, we are learning of a Minneapolis police officer who has been fired -- and the department will not say why. Officer Blayne Lehner, the subject of a police brutality lawsuit in federal court, was let go last Friday.
Mpls. Police Officer Fired After Misconduct AllegationsWCCO has learned a second Minneapolis police officer has been fired over accusations he went too far during an arrest. Officer Blayne Lehner was on the force for nearly twenty years. He also served as a director on the board of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis.
Richfield Officer Won't Face Charges For Alleged Assault On TeenA Richfield police officer will not face criminal charges after he was accused of assaulting a teenager in October. Kamal Gelle, 19, said he was pulled over by an officer on the night of Oct. 3 and cited for careless driving.
Jamar Clark's Family Calls For Peaceful Protest, JusticeJamar Clark's family says Wednesday night they want closure and justice. As Black Lives Matter supporters chanted outside the Fourth Precinct in a tense night of protest, Eddie Sutton -- Clark's brother -- said they will hold their ground.
Black Lives Matter Plans Sunday Light Rail Shutdown For Vikes Home OpenerVikings fans heading to Sunday's home opener at TCF Bank Stadium may need to leave earlier than they would like. The group Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning a protest which they say will shut down the light rail. Organizers say Metro Transit police violently arrested a 17-year-old black teenager with autism last month.
MPD: Investigation Supports Police Use Of Force In Encounter With ActivistMinneapolis police say an independent investigation found officers did not violate the law or department policy in a violent incident involving a community activist in July of 2014. Al Flowers says he was attacked by officers on the evening of July 25 as they were looking to arrest his 16-year-old daughter at his home
Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty AssaultsThe U.S. Attorney's office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.
Woman Sues Minneapolis Police & City For Excessive ForceA Twin Cities woman is suing a Minneapolis police officer and the city for what she calls excessive force. Madelyn Milton, 23, says she needed seven staples in her head last June after being punched to the ground by Officer Tyrone Barze Jr.
'Black Lives Matter' Protest Brings Thousands To MOA; Some Shops Locked DownDespite warnings of arrest, a group protesting the recent deaths of black men by police say they will show up to Mall of America Saturday.
U Of M Medical Students To Take Part In Nationwide 'Die-In'Students from the University of Minnesota Medical School's chapters of Physicians for Human Rights and Student National Medical Association participated in a "die-in" on Wednesday afternoon. The "die-in" is part of nationwide protests against the lack of indictments for police killings in Ferguson, Mo. and New York.
Another Round Of Protests In Mpls. SundaySunday marked another day of protests in Minneapolis. The protesters are joining a nationwide effort to demonstrate against what they consider police brutality. It follows the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two men who were killed by police officers. In both cases, grand juries reviewed the evidence and did not indict the officers.
Achieving Diversity In Police Ranks No Easy Task When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.