Commission Upholds The Firing Of 2 Mpls. CopsThe decision to fire two Minneapolis police officers, both of which are military veterans, for using racial slurs and other derogatory remarks in Green Bay, Wis., last year was upheld by the city’s Civil Service Commission.
Dakota County Hosts Basketball Benefit For Fallen Police OfficersFamilies of fallen police officers will benefit from a basketball tournament in Dakota County Saturday. This year the family of St. Paul Officer Josh Lynaugh is benefiting from the game. According to the Pioneer Press, Lynaugh suffered a heart attack in early February after an on-duty-foot chase.
2 Off-Duty Mpls. Cops Fired After Confrontation In Green BayTwo Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a June incident with Green Bay Police. In June, SWAT officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell were visiting Green Bay off-duty.
Blue Light Ceremony Honors Fallen OfficersAn emotional ceremony to honor Minnesota's fallen officers and their loved ones was held in St. Paul Saturday night. Family members of officers killed in the line of duty gathered at the Peace Officers Memorial near the State Capitol for the Blue Light Ceremony. They each carried a blue-tipped white rose, a symbol of loss and sacrifice. They are parents, wives, children and loved ones who come to honor the ones they lost too soon.
Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, 'Use Of Force'Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.
Man Sentenced For Shooting At 2 Cops After Fight With BrotherA 41-year-old West St. Paul man has been sentenced for shooting at two police officers after a fight at his home with his brother Sunday morning, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office.
No Charges Filed Against 2 Mpls. Cops In Green Bay IncidentNo charges will be filed against two Minneapolis police officers who got into a fight in Green Bay, Wis. earlier this summer.
Wis. Authorities Chasing Fugitive CopA Wisconsin sheriff said a man who made his career catching bad guys is now one himself. The Barron County Sheriff's office said Waupun officer Brad Young broke into a Green Lake restaurant yesterday, and drove off in a stolen car.
Mpls Bicycle Police Give Children Two-Wheeled GiftsAfter some Minneapolis bicycle police officers stopped to help a woman fix her car, the cops noticed her children didn't have many toys, including bikes. After using some private funds put aside for bike safety, the officers brought five new bikes the children on Tuesday.
Waukesha Police: Man Bites Another Man's Ear OffWaukesha police say a 24-year-old man bit off the ear of a 47-year-old man. Police Sgt. David Wanner says the suspect has been arrested on suspicion of mayhem. He says the attack happened Friday afternoon, and that the two men were not related.
Donations & Help Flood In For Nonprofit Down On Its LuckWhat a difference a day can make. On Monday, Vadnais Heights nonprofit TSE, which employs those who are developmentally disabled, was dealing with their trailer being stolen, and it was filled with lawnmowers and other important grooming equipment.
Help A Vadnais Heights Nonprofit Find Its Stolen Trailer Worth $6,000Someone is stealing from a group that already has to deal with a lot of challenges in life. TSE is a non-profit in Vadnais Heights, and it helps find jobs for people with developmental disabilities.
New Hope Police: Man Found Dead In Car With Gunshot WoundsNew Hope police are investigating after finding a dead body inside a car late Thursday night. According to the New Hope Police Department, the victim was discovered at 8:30 p.m. on the 7600 block of Bass Lake Road.
Cops: About 160 Arrested For DWI In Largest-Ever CrackdownAbout 160 preliminary DWI arrests were made statewide Friday night as part of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's push for the largest ever state crackdown on driving under the influence.
FBI Shares Shooting Response Tips With Minn. Cops The FBI's Minneapolis division is talking with state and local law officers about lessons the bureau has learned in active shooting situations around the country — with the goal of helping first responders be ready for anything.