BCA Update Confirms Spike In Violent Crimes Statewide In 2020, With Murders Up 58%Bias crimes also rose sharply in 2020. There were 223 bias incidents recorded by the BCA, which stands as the highest number seen in 15 years, according to the agency.
Twin Cities Among Metro Areas Included In Biden Plan To Curb Violent CrimeUnder the administration's plan, the Justice Department is announcing a new "zero tolerance" policy for gun dealers who violate federal law.
Hennepin Co. Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Warrant SweepMore than a dozen law enforcement agencies in Hennepin County are conducting a warrant sweep Tuesday morning.
Dakota County To Begin Taking DNA From Those Charged With Violent CrimesThe Dakota County Sheriff Office will be the first in the state to begin collecting DNA swabs from those suspected of a violent crime.
2 Sentenced For Unrelated Violent Crimes At Red Lake Indian ReservationThe United States Attorney's Office announced Thursday the sentencing of two men who committed unrelated violent crimes on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. In the U.S. District Court in Duluth Wednesday, Fernando Luis May-Gil-Garcia, 29, and 25-year-old Avery Wade Schoenborn both received sentences of 84 months, or 7 years, in prison. Both are enrolled members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.
Minnesota's New US Attorney Plans New InitiativesMinnesota's new chief federal prosecutor says he's launching initiatives to combat human trafficking, heroin, fraud, violent crime and identity theft. It's an ambitious agenda for U.S. Attorney Andy Luger, who was sworn in Feb. 14. He filled a post last held by B. Todd Jones, who juggled dual roles for two years as both U.S. attorney in Minneapolis and acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington until the Senate finally confirmed him as director last July.