On Saturday night, a St. Paul Police officer was working off duty at a Super America gas station, in uniform, when a man came into the store asking to go to jail. The officer thought it was a joke, but soon found himself in a fight for his life.
Janee Harteau is the chief of police in Minneapolis, where she’s trying to stop violence in the city. She told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that currently there are 779 officers on the street, but she would like more.
Minneapolis Police working on the city’s north side have their hands full again this week. Three women were shot early Wednesday morning outside of a home on Fremont Avenue North. The women were all seriously hurt. Officers say they think the shooter knew the victims. Mayor Betsey Hodges addressed the latest violence Wednesday.
Two families are now planning funerals after a violent weekend in Minneapolis, while others are questioning whether enough is being done to prevent crime. “It’s something that needs to stop as soon as possible,” community and peace activist K.G. Wilson, from North Minneapolis, said. Two separate shootings in North Minneapolis over the holiday weekend left one woman and one man dead.
Increased gun violence in north Minneapolis and a call for added protection has police asking to expand the ShotSpotter program. The City Council will vote Friday to provide extra funding to expand the program that officers say is a valuable crime fighting tool.
For four years, a 12-year-old from north Minneapolis has dedicated his life to bettering his community. Dylan Halberg is known as a peace activist. He is present at most peace vigils held in the community for victims of violence. Now he has an opportunity to go to Boston and participate in a leadership conference.
North Minneapolis makes up 20 percent of the city, but 50 percent of the city’s murders have taken place there in the past 14 years. Community, philanthropic and religious leaders joined police and U.S. and county attorneys to have a candid and intimate discussion on Friday.
Officials say investigators found the body of a missing 15-year-old student in Dodge County and that his death was not the result of violence.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
In this most dismal of years — with last week’s tie possibly blowing a shot at landing the top draft pick — comes the news that, in three weeks, three Vikings have been arrested. Jerome Simpson and Erin Henderson for were booked for DWI, and AJ Jefferson for felony domestic assault.
Police are investigating after a man and woman were approached by a random man and stabbed in Minneapolis overnight. Police said that the stabbing happened at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Hennepin.
Graphic video of police in California shooting a dog. We’ll discuss the story today, check out the video. Remember, the end of the video is graphic.
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A group that defends their neighborhood from violence was paying respect today to people who have lost their lives.