Team Leader | Public Safety

Abby Simons is the Star Tribune’s Public Safety Editor. Her team covers crime and courts across the metro. She joined the Star Tribune in 2008 and previously reported on crime, courts and politics.

Simons is a 2004 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, where she studied journalism. Before joining the Star Tribune, she was a reporter for the Des Moines Register. Simons lives in Minneapolis.

Marvin Haynes was exonerated. What's next?

Gruesome crime at Loring Park grocery shocks and saddens a neighborhood

Robert Skafte was a friendly face at the Oak Grove Grocery for decades and performed across the Twin Cities. A suspect is jailed for allegedly impaling Skafte with a golf club.

Behind the story: One night in Minneapolis

A Q&A with Star Tribune reporter Andy Mannix

Man dead, woman questioned after shooting at Minneapolis townhome

An argument preceded the shooting, police said.

BCA releases file in Amir Locke death, including more video

Newly released body camera videos by state investigators show additional angles of the chaotic seconds before 22-year-old Amir Locke was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer during a predawn raid two months ago.

Man shot and killed outside St. Paul funeral is identified

Police say the shooting involved a gang dispute.

Stillwater prison remains on lockdown following weekend attack on two correctional officers

Both were treated for their injuries and released.

Families of Black men killed by police in Minnesota demand justice for Amir Locke

Students march in solidarity, group lays out plans for change

Video: Locke, under blanket, holds gun as officers enter, fire

The 55-second video shows officers at the downtown Minneapolis apartment unit to serve a search warrant in connection with a St. Paul homicide investigation. Amir Locke was not the subject of the warrant.

Man shot, killed by Mpls. police was armed with handgun, interim chief says

The shooting reportedly happened just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning near a downtown Minneapolis apartment building across from Orchestra Hall.