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.
Mpls. Police Union Head: Proactive Policing Down Due To ScrutinyViolent crime has increased in the city of Minneapolis. Homicide and aggravated assault all saw double-digit increases in 2015. But the number of people arrested for those crimes has recently decreased.
A Look At The Officers Involved In Jamar Clark's ShootingSunday morning's shooting death of Jamar Clark brought two Minneapolis police officers into the public eye. That single action of pulling the trigger put officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze under an intense investigation.
Minneapolis Police Group Endorses Gov. DaytonMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's re-election campaign got a boost Sunday with an endorsement from a major law enforcement group. The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis announced the endorsement Sunday afternoon, saying Dayton has fought for money to help keep – and hire – police officers across the state.
MPD Officer Wins 5th Consecutive Charity Eating ContestThe Twin Cities finest stretched their stomachs Tuesday afternoon -- all in the name of charity. Officers from St. Paul, Minneapolis and the Anoka County Sheriff's Department took part in the third annual "Wiener Take All" hot dog eating contest.
Mpls. Police Union Won’t Fight Firing Of Cops Who Used SlursWCCO-TV learned Wednesday night that the Minneapolis police union won't fight the firing of two officers caught on camera using racial slurs. The police chief terminated SWAT officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell last week after the two got into a confrontation in Green Bay, Wis., last summer.
Harteau Speaks Out On Cops Accused Of Using Racial Slurs Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau is promising decisive action after the investigations are complete into off duty officers’ conduct on two separate occasions.