Reporter | Minneapolis Public Safety

Libor Jany is the Minneapolis crime reporter for the Star Tribune. He joined the newspaper in 2013, after stints in newsrooms in Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Mississippi. He spent his first year working out of the paper's Washington County bureau, focusing on transportation and education issues, before moving to the Dakota County team.

Jany got his start in journalism in the sports department of his hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He attended Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) and Mississippi State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. In his free time, he likes traveling, having visited 25 countries on six continents, including Pakistan in the summer of 2017. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and has lived in Gabon, France and seven U.S. states.


Cost of deep cutbacks for Minneapolis police comes into sharp view

Officials are considering scaling back or disbanding the procedural justice and community engagement units, as well as the Police Activities League.


As gun violence continues, Minneapolis marchers plead for peace

Pleading for an end to the gun violence that has ravaged their city this spring and summer, marchers walked through the heart of north Minneapolis…


Nine people shot, one killed in violent night in Minneapolis

In the most recent shooting, officials say a man in his mid-20s was gunned down in a shooting near Farview Park that also left a woman critically wounded.


Mpls. shooting victim dies a day later, adding to toll of violent night

It was the second death from a series of shootings Tuesday with six victims. No arrests were made in any of the incidents.


Boy, 11, wounded in drive-by shooting in north Minneapolis

He's at least the 15th child under 16 to be shot in Minneapolis so far this year.


Friends identify man found shot to death in car in Minneapolis

No arrests had been announced as of Friday afternoon.


Complaints skyrocketing in wake of Mpls. police response to Floyd protests

Since George Floyd's death, allegations of misconduct and excessive force have poured into the Office of Police Conduct Review in Minneapolis, which is now investigating more than 400 such complaints against MPD.


7-year-old boy wounded in drive-by shooting in north Minneapolis

Police said the shooter was targeting someone else.


Surge in gun violence tests Minneapolis leaders

Officials blame the grim trend on the coronavirus pandemic, shattered public trust following the killing of George Floyd and the reluctance of some Minneapolis officers to take initiative amid intense scrutiny.


Arradondo: Gunfire on Uptown sidewalk 'tragic and senseless'

Gunmen unleashed a torrent of gunfire in a crowded Uptown block early Sunday in Minneapolis, killing one person and wounding 11 others in one of the city's most violent shootings in recent memory.