Minneapolis crime and policing reporter | Minneapolis crime and policing

Since joining the paper in 2016, Mannix has worked on beats reporting on Minnesota's courts and law enforcement at state, local, and federal levels, Minneapolis City Hall and issues related to criminal justice policy and prisons. In 2020, he was part of the team of reporters that covered the killing of George Floyd and aftermath, leading to the Star Tribune winning the George Polk Award and Pulitzer Prize. Mannix also 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 journalism. 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.


Minneapolis says public backs splitting up city's police union

In three public hearings, residents said they supported creating separate unions for the rank-and-file and the supervisors.


Paul Oman, world-champion barefoot water skier, dies at 69

An avid volunteer and choir bass, Oman died from injuries sustained while training.


Minneapolis safety chief says he regrets 'tone' of exchanges

"The way I engaged with constituents last night on Twitter did not meet the standards I hold for myself and the Office of Community Safety team," said Cedric Alexander, who is two months on the job, in a statement Friday.


Embattled north Mpls. corner long been epicenter for violence

A half-mile radius surrounding a North Side intersection, home to the embattled Merwin Liquors and a Winner Gas station known as the "murder station," is where nearly one out of every 10 killings citywide has taken place since 2010, according to a Star Tribune analysis.


Partnership launches new Minneapolis initiative vs. violent crime

It's the latest attempt from law enforcement leaders and elected officials to convince the public they have a handle on the problem.


Man dies from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging fire with Minneapolis police

An officer was injured during the incident Tuesday on NE. Fifth Street.


After overnight shootings in Minneapolis, community members want plan for peace

The spree of overnight shootings left two dead and seven injured Thursday night and early Friday.


Cash apps being targeted in phone theft scheme at Mpls. bars

A group of thieves has stolen more than 100 cell phones in downtown Minneapolis over the past 10 months in a violent scheme that targets victims' financial apps, police say. Two men have been charged.


Family of man shot by Minneapolis officers asks police for more body-camera footage

Activists question the police's narrative of events and are calling for a third party to investigate.


Thao, Kueng reject plea deal offered in George Floyd killing

"It would be a lie and a sin for me to accept a plea deal," Thao said.