David Chanen | Star Tribune
Reporter | Courts and criminal justice

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


Prosecutor to announce Thursday whether charges will be filed in Prince's death

To date, no one has been charged or publicly implicated in the musician's death.


Hennepin County Board gets troubling snapshot of public safety, jail

Overcrowded jails and growing felony crimes lead the agenda.


Arbitrator rules Hennepin County must back pay $300,000 for ranking deputies

Arbitrator rules Hennepin County withheld key information during talks with deputies.


Hennepin commissioner says county is challenged, but engaged

Public safety, child protection and transportation issues highlighted in speech.


Mother of slain teen laments a wasted life over drugs, mistakes

Corey Elder was killed during a robbery for a bottle of pills and a video game. Five people were sentenced in his death.


Waconia killer's flight from group home confirms family's fears

They had opposed his release from security hospital in St. Peter.


Child abuse prevention advocacy agency opens satellite office in Rogers

Reports of child abuse increased 30 percent last year in Hennepin County.


State and feds still at odds over whether prepaid property tax can be deducted

A letter to the IRS from the state Revenue Commissioner seeks answers for thousands of taxpayers.


Attorneys for Prince heirs granted access to some investigation documents

The family of the late musician is contemplating a wrongful-death suit.


Minn. board that oversees protection for vulnerable kids criticized in audit

Report stated that guardian ad litem program has struggled to meet increased demand for services.