Hennepin Co. Sheriff: Violent Crime Increase Part Of National TrendStatistics released Friday show violent crime is increasing in Minnesota's most populous county. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says there was an 8-percent increase in violent crime between 2014 and 2015.
Black Lives Matter Protesters Rally At Mpls. City HallFor the first time in nearly three weeks, Minneapolis Police's 4th Precinct is free of protesters. But calls for justice for Jamar Clark continued Thursday night at city hall and in northeast Minneapolis.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff Part Of Coalition Calling For Reduced Incarceration Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was one of 130 current and former law enforcement officials in Washington D.C. Wednesday taking a stand against the number of people incarcerated in America’s prisons.
Community Comes Together To Remember 3 Children Killed In FireThe funeral for Latorius, Latoria, and Latorianna Thomas took place Saturday morning. The three siblings were killed in a fire at their home on Penn Avenue in north Minneapolis earlier this month.
MPD, Henn. Co. Sheriff Vie For Vikings Security DutyWhen the Minnesota Vikings play at home, their stadium becomes one of Minnesota's largest cities. The safety of 65,000 fans is a top priority for the team. The Vikings have paid at least 60 Minneapolis police officers in the past to work each game day, which is a separate job from their city service.
Conference Focuses On Giving Law Enforcement, Health Officials Insight Into AddictionMore than 1,000 law enforcement, health care and drug court officials met at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday for a one-day conference on helping people suffering from prescription painkiller and heroin addiction, as well as mental health issues.
Deputy Sues Henn. Co. Sheriff For Retaliation After Questioning MoraleA deputy is suing the Hennepin County Sheriff, claiming his K-9 was taken away after he questioned department morale. The exchange was caught on camera at a union meeting last summer when Sheriff Rich Stanek was seeking re-election.
Hennepin Co. Hosts 8th Annual 'Hooked On Fishing; Not On Drugs' EventPrescription drugs and heroin are both problems in Hennepin County. The Hennepin County Sheriff said many who use or take them are young people. So the county began a program to try and change that.
Minnesota’s 'Sanctuary City' MurderThe killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, California, allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, has many focusing on the "sanctuary city" policy that many U.S. Cities adopted. But the real focus shouldn’t be on sanctuary cities, it should be on what happens to illegal immigrants after they commit a crime.
Sheriff's 'Swap Spots' Make Craigslist Exchanges SaferGoing through a tough breakup and do not feel safe dividing up your property? Feel unsure about a Craigslist meeting? The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office wants to help. A "Swap Spot" location was unveiled Wednesday in Brooklyn Park. It is one of three monitored spaces that deputies hope can become safe locations for exchanges.
Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In MindMany boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it's a good time to brush up on boating safety.
Hundreds Gather For Barway Collins Funeral In North Mpls.More than 1,000 mourners came to pay their respects to Barway Collins Saturday, filling Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis with memories of the 10-year-old murder victim.