David Chanen | Star Tribune
Reporter | Courts and criminal justice

David Chanen covers Hennepin County and appellate courts, and legal and criminal justice issues.


What we know about Mohamed Noor

After changing careers to join the Minneapolis Police Department in 2015, Mohamed Noor was lauded by the mayor and his fellow Somalis as a welcome…


X Games to mangle Minneapolis court schedule, as Super Bowl will

The reduced scheduling will be a test run for when the Super Bowl comes to town.


Dayton reiterates support for cops after call to name training fund for Castile

The governor said he didn't expect backlash for naming training fund after Philando Castile.


Documents: Man killed by Burnsville police aimed gun at officers

Documents and video shed new details on Jamie J. Lewis' death last year.


Growing number of Minnesota attorneys face discipline

More than 1,200 complaints were filed with the state's lawyer professional responsibility board in 2016.


Number of female chief judges for district courts in Minnesota reaches historic levels

For the first time in Minnesota history, half the state’s 10 judicial districts are headed by women judges, the latest example of the state beating…


Teen at center of police violence protest charged with assaulting Mpls. cop

19-year-old with autism injured by officer in 2015 now faces assault charges.


Three brothers sentenced in Twin Cities-based multimillion dollar cellphone crime ring

Three brothers who were high-level members of a multimillion dollar cellphone crime ring received lengthy federal prison sentences Friday. Kanan Mustafa, 40; Jamal Mustafa, 45;…


2-year-old girl, two others are shot in St. Paul's North End

Two victims were being treated early Monday for non-critical injuries and one suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.


Ramsey County attorney asks public to accept 'disappointing' verdict

"We gave it our best shot, we really did," a solemn John Choi said.