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.


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.


Body camera footage shows woman pointing gun at St. Paul officers before they return fire

Pepsi Lee Heinl, 41, died of gunshot wounds after a "suicide in progress" call.


Minnesota lawmakers look to ban 'excited delirium' training for police

The mention of the term during the George Floyd murder case and other high-profile police encounters has accelerated the debate over its legitimacy.


Amid unsolved Minneapolis homicides, families await justice

A deadly three-year period at the height of the pandemic has left Minneapolis with the most open homicide cases in at least three decades.


Minnesota Innocence Project seeks records in murder case that hinged on embattled medical examiner's testimony

The Great Northern Innocence Project cites "rising concerns" over testimony in other cases involving former Ramsey County Medical Examiner Michael McGee.


Lawsuit questions Minneapolis' oversight of spending on violence prevention

The suit says the city used an illegal process to arbitrarily award millions of dollars.


Supporters, detractors briefly face off as trooper makes court appearance

Ryan Londregan is charged in the shooting death of Ricky Cobb II during a traffic stop last summer.


'Officer down': Two deputies injured, 28-year-old man dead after firefight in Minnetonka

The man who died was identified by his father, and officials say the deputies' injuries are not life-threatening.


Mental health advocates: Virtual hearings may harm Minnesota's civil commitment process

Several groups, including a state ombudsman, are asking the courts to create an "opt-in" option for remote hearings, rather than making it the default in an often confusing process.


University of Minnesota police will now handle calls near campus, as MPD staffing declines

Starting this week, UMPD will respond to all 911 calls in a near-campus area of Dinkytown.