Reporter | Minneapolis Public Safety

Libor Jany is the Minneapolis crime reporter for the Star Tribune. He joined the newspaper in 2013, after stints in newsrooms in Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Mississippi. He spent his first year working out of the paper's Washington County bureau, focusing on transportation and education issues, before moving to the Dakota County team.

Jany got his start in journalism in the sports department of his hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He attended Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) and Mississippi State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. In his free time, he likes traveling, having visited 25 countries on six continents, including Pakistan in the summer of 2017. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and has lived in Gabon, France and seven U.S. states.


Mpls. police discover 1,700 untested rape kits over 30 years

Minneapolis police revealed Friday that the department is sitting on a backlog of 1,700 untested rape kits spanning 30 years, far surpassing the 194 initially reported during a 2015 audit.


Minneapolis task force suggests alternatives to police for low-risk 911 calls

The group presented its final recommendations at a City Council committee on Wednesday.


Police: Woman pistol-whipped in S. Minneapolis home invasion

No arrests had been announced as of Tuesday morning.


Crime rises in Minneapolis, but is it part of a larger trend?

Both violent and property crimes are up across the board, Police Department data show.


Fatal stabbing of National Guardsman leaves family, community seeking answers

Mpls. soldier's family is desperate for answers.


Amid attention and controversy, Minneapolis police union head has no regrets

Nearing the end of his term, Lt. Bob Kroll is still full of fight.


Accountability group sues for Minneapolis police disciplinary records

The group has long argued that such records should be public after arbitration.


Mpls. police no longer pursuing fleeing suspects in lesser crimes

Under the new policy, officers can only give chase in situations where they believe a suspect has committed or is about to commit "a serious and violent felony or gross misdemeanor."


Man accused of twice running over crowd outside Minneapolis bar faces attempted murder charge

Some victims were hit twice outside Mpls. bar at closing time, charges say.


As Mpls. debates police numbers, some residents wonder if more cops are the answer

Residents of crime-weary areas are skeptical.