Minneapolis Violence Interrupters Sidelined, Ask For More Police PresencePeople living in parts of Minneapolis hit hardest by the rise in shootings and carjackings are once again asking for more police presence to stop the violence.
8 North Minneapolis Residents Sue City For Lack Of Police Protection“Every single night on any block in this neighborhood you can hear gunshots!” Cathy Spann said. “Every single freaking night!”
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender: Crime Spike Isn't Connected To Movement To Dismantle MPDLisa Bender, president of the Minneapolis City Council, is answering WCCO’s questions about crime and safety in the city.
'You Promised To Keep Us Safe': Community Member Calls On Minneapolis City Leaders To Respond To Uptick In ViolenceA former Minneapolis City Council member is once again calling on city leaders to respond to an uptick in violence on the city's north side.
Even Gunfire Nearby Won't Stop Community In North Minneapolis From Gathering In PrayerFormer Minneapolis city councilman Don Samuels organized the month-long prayer tent, and those praying to end gun violence on Wednesday were caught in the middle of it.
Hundreds March Against Violence In North MinneapolisHundreds of people took to the streets of north Minneapolis Saturday in a march to end violence. The annual event gathers community members to march and have a meal together to work towards peace.
City Leaders Seeking New Measures To Curb Violence At Downtown ClubMinneapolis police and city leaders are trying to figure out what to do next to prevent the violence that has plagued a downtown nightclub for years. Early Sunday morning, a man was shot to death inside Epic Nightclub on North 5th Street in the warehouse district. Police say the victim was shot and killed after arguing with another man, who then fled.
6 Mpls. Mayor Candidates Debated Crime, Street Cars & More With Election Day just one week away, the six leading candidates for Minneapolis Mayor took to the stage Tuesday night in a rather friendly debate that heavily revolved around crime, a street car system, and even the means of which they get voted in on Tuesday – ranked-choice voting.
34 Candidates In Minneapolis Mayoral Race ... And CountingThirty-four people and counting want to be the next mayor of Minneapolis, and thanks to the city's ongoing experiment with an alternative voting system, they all have a shot. Minnesota's largest city is picking its first new leader in 12 years.
City Leaders, Activists Look To Chief's Action On MPD MisconductOn Saturday, the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation issued a statement about two cases involving off-duty officers accused of racial bias. The Federation says it concurs with Chief Janee Harteau's statement that "racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within the MPD." They said they want exactly what Chief Harteau wants: the community's trust that officers will impartially and objectively protect the public. The union wants a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to discuss how to deal with these accusations of misconduct.
Rybak, City Council Approve New Chief HarteauThe Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Janeé Harteau on Friday morning. She joined the Minneapolis Police Department as an officer in 1987, and has worked her way up to assistance chief.
Mpls. City Councilman Finds His Stolen iPhone, Teaches Thief LessonWhen Don Samuels saw a young man urinating on a building on near Broadway and Irving, he felt compelled to say something.
Vigil Held For Murdered 5-Year-Old Mpls. BoyA large crowd of people turned out Saturday afternoon to pay tribute to a life cut too short. Nizzel George was sleeping on the couch at his grandmother's North Minneapolis home on Tuesday when the house was riddled by bullets.