Minneapolis crime and policing reporter | Minneapolis crime and policing

Andy Mannix covers Minneapolis crime and policing for the Star Tribune. 

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.


Joe Friedberg, 'godfather' of Minnesota defense lawyers, dies at 87

Friedberg built a legend on his wit, encyclopedic knowledge of the law and a client list of NFL players, politicians, drug lords and swindlers. He died Monday after battling colon cancer for eight months.


Armed man fatally shot by Minneapolis police ID'd by medical examiner

Three officers who shot the suspect have also been identified and placed on leave.


Minnesota Gov. Walz signs law banning 'excited delirium' for police

The law follows similar legislation in New York and Colorado for a diagnosis rejected by national medical associations as pseudoscience.


Walz planned to remove Moriarty from state trooper murder prosecution

Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty said rumors over pulling her from the case didn't factor into her decision to drop murder charges.


Moriarty drops murder charges against state trooper in 2023 shooting of Ricky Cobb II

Moriarty said the decision comes in response to comments made by Ryan Londregan's defense attorneys that the 28-year-old trooper feared for his partner's life, prompting her team to re-review the evidence.


Mpls. shooting death adds to rising attacks on law enforcement

As the city mourns officer Jamal Mitchell, police leaders in Minnesota say his shooting is the symptom of a larger threat.


Despite years of denial, Mpls. police used secretive process for serious misconduct

City officials have repeatedly claimed they only use coaching for the lowest-level policy violations. New court documents show that's not true.


Discrepancies in how coaching is used

Explanations by city officials on coaching differ from how it was actually used in some cases.


Minneapolis to pay $50K to man shoved to the ground while filming police

Another $115K was approved to settle a claim that a police canine squad caused a car accident and sent the driver to the hospital.


Trooper pleads not guilty on murder, manslaughter charges; trial set for September

The trial for Ryan Londregan is slated to begin Sept. 9 and last about three weeks, including jury selection.