How Have DOJ Probes Impacted Other Cities' Police Departments?The Department of Justice opened an investigation into Minneapolis police in April, following the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. It will look at use of force, and determine if the department engages in discriminatory policing.
The Wildcat Sanctuary In Sandstone Rescues Several Big Cats From Tiger King ParkSeveral big cats seized from Tiger King Park -- made famous by a Netflix documentary -- will be heading to Sandstone, Minnesota.
DOJ Announces Initiative That Would Bring More Resources To MPDIt’s a $3 million grant to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a nonprofit in northern Virginia that works on advancing policing.
Sterling Pays $1.8 Million For Failing To Comply With VA ContractThursday's settlement resolves allegations that Sterling did not schedule patient appointments at its Hibbing clinic in compliance with the requirements and changed veterans' requested appointment dates to make appointment wait times appear shorter.
Feds, Chaska's KleinBank Settle Suit Over Racial DiscriminationThe U.S. Department of Justice and a Minnesota bank have settled a lawsuit alleging the bank engaged in mortgage lending practices that discriminate against minorities.
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.