Minnesota lawmakers have approved legislation imposing regulations on police agencies that use license plate readers, but they will wait for now to set new laws for body cameras. The compromise bill sent Sunday to Gov. Mark Dayton limits how long agencies can keep location data gathered by cameras on squad cars or at fixed locations.
The 21-year-old son of an Elk River police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and older brother.
Police canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.
Minneapolis Police have responded to the scene of a probable homicide Tuesday morning. According to authorities, the incident happened on the 1800 block of 5th Avenue South after 5 a.m.
The face of the Minneapolis Police union for 16 years has lost his bid for re-election. Lt. John Delmonico ran mostly unchallenged since taking the job in 1999. Lt. Bob Kroll, the long-time union vice president, will take the top spot.
A police squad car involved in a pursuit Tuesday morning was damaged in a crash in the Uptown neighborhood. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, Hopkins officers were chasing a suspect.
Police across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.
They came from her hometown, her school and her college to say goodbye to Jennifer Houle. Several hundred gathered at Northrup Auditorium for Sunday’s memorial service.
A new report claims the Twin Cities is losing over a million dollars every year due to “fare dodgers,” meaning people who don’t pay for a ride on the light rail.
Police released hundreds of documents Friday related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.
A smartphone appears to have captured a Minneapolis police officer threatening a teenager. Seventeen-year-old Faysal Mohamed says the video — recorded on March 18 — shows an officer talking to his friend after they were pulled over.
Officials said the body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday evening. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office said the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.
Police in Minneapolis today are investigating a rash of home break-ins.
Burglars have broken into at least 42 homes in North Minneapolis over the past two weeks.
The Legislature has reached its spring break before grinding its way to the May 18 mandatory adjournment. Once lawmakers return in early April they’ll concentrate on shaping a new two-year budget, but there’s much more hanging in the balance. Here’s a look at where many issues stand.
Ten-year-old Barway Collins has now been missing for a week. On Tuesday, Crystal police called his father a suspect in the boy’s disappearance. They say he failed a lie detector test.
Authorities in the northwest metro are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 10-year-old boy. The Crystal Police Department says Barway Edwin Collins was last seen Wednesday afternoon near his apartment building on the 400 block of Douglas Drive North.
The world can’t get enough of wiener dogs on patrol! Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is back, and he’s still in hot pursuit of one dirty dog. You can get your Crusoe fix by visiting his own YouTube channel.
Police in Chaska say that in the last week a woman was arrested for domestic assault following an argument over burned popcorn.
Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say a 20-year-old man faces charges following the shooting last week of two police officers.
Minnesota lawmakers are struggling to regulate new technology allowing police to wear body cameras and record everyday contacts with the public. The use of body cams is growing rapidly on police forces across the country, including Minnesota. It’s raising questions about when, and how, they can be used.
Minneapolis has been selected as one of six cities to host a pilot initiative designed to improve relations between police and the communities they serve.
Despite body cameras’ growing use by police and concerns about how to handle sensitive footage, a top House lawmaker said Wednesday he plans to hold off on passing any restrictions this year. Rep. Tony Cornish, chairman of the House’s public safety committee, told The Associated Press he may instead push for a study and perhaps tackle the issue again in 2016.
A representative for the family of a 19-year-old biracial man shot and killed by a white Madison police officer says Gov. Scott Walker promised to call the man’s mother to help console her.
The Minnesota State Patrol says two motorists were killed in separate accidents in the Twin Cities early Sunday morning. The first crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday at an intersection in Burnsville.
Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town’s streets with chants of “Black Lives Matter” following the fatal shooting of an unarmed, black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city’s police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.