David Chanen | Star Tribune
Reporter | Courts and criminal justice

Starting at the Star Tribune in 1986, Chanen covered crime in Minneapolis for nearly two decades. Most recently, he was on a team of reporters who covered Prince's death and aftermath with his estate.


Hennepin County pushing forward with new organic waste ordinance

Officials push for law that would cover most businesses by 2020.


Candidate Mark Haase proposes cash bail reform in Hennepin County

Candidate for Hennepin County attorney calls current system biased.


New Washington County judge makes history

"This means the world to me," Juanita Freeman said.


Protest, rally mark local reaction to Kavanaugh hearings

A former law classmate of Kavanaugh's said he was disturbed by 'the raw anger' shown by the judge at Thursday's hearing.


Hennepin County plans to build its first secure mental health facility

County set aside $13 million to convert workhouse building in Plymouth.


3 Minnesota correctional officers resign in wake of colleague's death

Joseph Gomm's family also released a statement offering thanks to all who offered support.


Immigration playing a relatively muted role in Hennepin County sheriff's race

As the issue takes hold across the country, Rich Stanek and his two challengers haven't made it a staple of their campaigns.


Minnesota BCA chief shouted down at Blevins community meeting

Organizers, members of family clash over format, purpose of gathering.


Fear-based training for police officers is challenged

An instructor of fear-based training is booked more than 200 times a year


Four charged with running underage sex trafficking ring in Brooklyn Park

At least three girls were sold for sex through online advertising or through a dating application between August 2017 and March 2018, according to a criminal complaint.