The mayor and police chief of Minneapolis announced Wednesday that the Minneapolis Police Department will be increasing police resources in north Minneapolis as well as crime hot spots in south Minneapolis. The police department will be approving overtime for four more officers and one more supervisor in north Minneapolis — along with four more officers in south Minneapolis – from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. every day through Labor Day.
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A St. Paul police officer did not use excessive force and should be reinstated after he was fired following his role in a videotaped arrest, according to an arbitrator’s ruling.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice will review accusations of excessive force during a police officer’s arrest in Superior. Officer George Gothner has been on paid administrative leave since he was seen on dash cam video punching a woman in the face during the arrest.
A Minneapolis Police officer battling lupus and kidney failure received a life-changing transplant this week. Carlos Escobar, 35, is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. He spent two years on a waiting list for a kidney donation. After working a full day as a police officer, he would come home and spend seven hours on dialysis, hoping and praying a donor would come through. “I never expected it to be too soon because they told me with my blood type, it could be seven years,” Escobar said
A man claiming to be a police officer kidnapped a woman in Fridley and sexually assaulted her Saturday afternoon. Now, authorities say it may be connected to a similar incident involving a University of Minnesota student.
Sergeant Cory Slifko was arrested back in June. He was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle at the time. Rosemount Police caught him after getting a 911 call that someone was driving around damaging mailboxes.
An 11-mile stretch of state highway officially gets designated the “Tom Decker Memorial Highway” next week in honor of the slain Cold Spring police officer. The tribute is among the batch of new laws taking hold on Thursday.
Sources have confirmed with WCCO that two Minneapolis police officers have been placed on paid leave in connection to an incident in Green Bay, Wis. last month.
The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.
Authorities say that an Apple Valley Police officer was involved in a three-car collision that resulted in injuries. According to the city, the crash happened just after noon at 140th Street and Galaxie Avenue.
A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer charged with sexually assaulting underage girls he met on social media sites now faces an additional charge. Amended charges were filed last week against Bradley Schnickel, 32, of Andover.
Police citizen’s academies are giving the community a better chance to learn about law enforcement in their city.
A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer, who already faces charges in Anoka County, has been charged by Hennepin County with four addition counts of Internet or computer solicitation of children.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill to rename a portion of State Highway 23 after slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker.