Reporter | Federal courts and law enforcement

Andy Mannix covers federal courts and law enforcement for the Star Tribune. He joined the paper in January 2016 and previously covered Minneapolis City Hall and statewide criminal justice/Department of Corrections. 

Mannix teaches at the University of Minnesota journalism school, of which he's an alumnus. He holds a master's degree from University of California-Berkeley, where he focused on data-driven investigative journalism. His work for the Star Tribune includes reports about solitary confinement conditions in Minnesota prisons, the use of sedatives in police encounters and several high-profile officer-involved shootings. Prior to joining the Star Tribune, Mannix wrote about a variety of topics, such as crime, recreational marijuana and politics, for publications including The Seattle Times, MinnPost, City Pages and The Minnesota Daily. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and a dog named Laika.


Ketamine shot sends man to ICU, renews calls for investigation

For the second time in two years, Hennepin Healthcare and the Minneapolis Police Department are facing public backlash for the use of ketamine.


Ramsey County attorney joins pilot program to reduce racial disparities in justice system

John Choi's office has partnered with a criminal justice reform nonprofit to rethink how and whom it prosecutes.


Minnesota prosecutors fail to hold police accountable, critics say

Police and prosecutors are in most cases independent agencies that answer to different government hierarchies. Yet they are intrinsically linked.


Killing of George Floyd shows that years of police reform fall far short

Despite following the Obama-era playbook for police reform, Minneapolis has yet to rebuild trust between community members and the police.


After decades of union clout, entire Police Dept. now at risk

Critics say the officers' union has for decades served as a shadow command of the Minneapolis Police Department. Now that power is in jeopardy.


Third Precinct in Mpls. served as 'playground' for renegade cops

Even before George Floyd was killed, the south Minneapolis precinct had a reputation for being home to police officers who played by their own rules.


Mpls. police cite 'fluid' situation for misinformation after Floyd's death

The most credible accounts of what happened that night came from bystander video and private surveillance footage.


Charges: Men threw Molotov cocktails into Dakota County courthouse during riots

The case marks the second set of federal charges related to the riots in Twin Cities.


'We came to riot': Illinois man livestreamed lighting fires in Minneapolis

An Illinois man who came to Minneapolis to riot over the weekend livestreamed himself handing out explosives, destroying property and appearing to set a Sprint…


Swift show of force in Mpls. pushes out curfew violators

After a peaceful day, law enforcement swiftly moved in, using tear gas and making arrests near the Fifth Precinct police station in Minneapolis and the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge.