How MN Officers Are Training To Prepare For Mass ShootingsActive shooting scenes like this week's in California could have an impact on training techniques for law enforcement in Minnesota. According to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, when a mass shooting happens like the ones in Paris, San Bernardino or Colorado Springs, local law enforcement will later work with federal law enforcement to dissect the situation.
Minnesota Cities Press For Body-Camera Footage RestrictionsSixteen Minnesota cities are petitioning the state for a temporary declaration that police body camera data be presumed private in most instances. An application for the data classification was filed late Monday with the Department of Administration, which must decide within the next three months.
For Police Body Cameras, Big Costs Loom In Storing FootageThe rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press.
Suspect, Officers Identified In Blaine ShootingAuthorities have released the identities of the suspect and police officers involved in a shooting in Blaine Thursday morning.
Police: Officers Encountering Violence Isn't Routine, Isn't RareOn 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.
Stolen Handgun Forensically Tied To Man Shot By CopsInvestigators say that they have tied a stolen handgun to the man who was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police in Uptown last year. Terrance Franklin, 22, was shot and killed on May 10, 2013 after struggling with officers.
Hennepin Co. Issue 300 Warrants To DWI OffendersA sweep is underway to get people wanted for driving while intoxicated off the roads. Seventy-five officers, some in uniform others in plain clothes served more than 300 warrants for people wanted for DWI.
After 28 Robberies Near 'U' Campus, MPD Taking ActionA rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.
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.
Officers In Police-Involved Shooting IdentifiedThe two officers involved in Friday's police-involved shooting that sent one man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries have been identified.
Doctor Found Dead After Fatal Officer-Involved ShootingFamily and friends are in shock after a prominent Twin Cities doctor was gunned down in his home in Orono Friday night. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, police were called to a home on the 1000 block of Heritage Road just before 9 p.m., where they found a man in the front of the property with a handgun. Authorities said shots were exchanged and police killed the man. Law enforcement searched the house and found another man, later identified as Dr. Stephen Larson, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Larson was a well-known physician who delivered thousands of babies in his career.
Officers Cleared In Fatal Uptown ShootingThe Hennepin Countr Grand Jury declined to press charges against police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in south Minneapolis.
Grand Jury Hears Case In Fatal Officer-Involved ShootingA Hennepin County Grand Jury is hearing testimony in a police shooting case. Twenty-two-year-old Terrance Franklin died last May after being shot several times in the basement of a home in Uptown.
Franklin's Family Questions County Atty's Objectivity In Grand Jury Case A Hennepin County grand jury will review the case of a man who died during a struggle with Minneapolis police. And on Friday, Michael Padden, an attorney for Terrance Franklin's family, said the Hennepin County Attorney should not be involved in the case. Police said Terrance Franklin was shot on May 10 after he tried to grab an officer's gun.
Twin Cities Throwing Hundreds Of National Night Out PartiesAll across the country this evening, people are leaving their living rooms and kitchens to spend some time with their neighbors as part of the 30th-annual National Night Out. It's a time when local police departments encourage people to hold block parties in their neighborhoods.