Rep. Ellison Calls For DOJ Investigation Into Shooting Of Muslim MenRep. Keith Ellison has penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, calling for a Department of Justice investigation into a possible hate crime against five Somali-American men in Minneapolis.
DOJ Now Has Criminal Jurisdiction On Mille Lacs ReservationThe United States Federal Government will now assume criminal jurisdiction over the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation in central Minnesota, according to the Department of Justice. The Mille Lacs Reservation becomes only the second in the U.S. to have had their request for concurrent jurisdiction granted by the DOJ -- the first being the White Earth Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
Civil Rights Groups Says It’s Gathered 70,000 Signatures For The Release Of VideoA national civil rights group says it’s amassed nearly 70,000 signatures demanding that leaders in Minnesota release video of the Jamar Clark shooting.
Twin Cities To Receive $600K Each In Federal Grant For Police Body Cameras Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe pilot programs for police body cameras will each receive a major boost through funds from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Soccer Officials Arrested In Zurich; World Cup Votes ProbedSwiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.
Minnesota Guardsman Charged With Making Child Porn In AfghanistanA Minnesota National Guardsman is charged in federal court with making child pornography while he was deployed in Afghanistan.
Family Of Man Killed By Police Will Ask For Federal ReviewAn attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by St. Paul police says he will ask the U.S. Department of Justice to begin a civil rights investigation into the death.
Feds Single Out Investigation Into Synthetic DrugsLaw enforcement personnel who investigated the synthetic drug deaths of two Grand Forks-area teenagers have been honored by the U.S. Department of Justice.
DOJ Presents Findings Of 6-Year Review Of Mpls. PoliceThe Minneapolis Police Department just got the results of a six-year review of conduct of its officers and oversight process. The analysis was requested by Chief Janee Harteau and conducted by the Department of Justice Diagnostic Center.
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 Site Of Anti-Terror Program The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told The Associated Press about the Twin Cities' participation during a Tuesday interview.
Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers.
Man Charged With Mailing Threatening Letters A 45-year-old man was indicted for allegedly mailing threatening letters to courthouse officials Thursday. Johnnie Earl Long, of Braham, was charged with six counts of mailing threatening communications and one count of false information and hoaxes.