Reporter | Minneapolis Public Safety

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.


Frey, interim chief plan to hire more officers, expand partnerships

New recruit classes, focus on robbery and carjackings in the works.


Before Chauvin trial, feds warned of cyberattacks, white supremacist violence

Declassified intelligence briefings show that law enforcement authorities were on high alert.


Problem cops in most agencies not told to keep body cameras on

A model policy created in 2016 recommended special rules requiring body camera use by officers who have a proven history of misconduct. Five years later, fewer than 10 departments across Minnesota have adopted such guidelines.


Minneapolis study: stress from aggressive policing raises risk of premature births

A new University of Minnesota study has found that the anxiety of living in Minneapolis neighborhoods with a larger police presence may put pregnant mothers…


Retired Minneapolis homicide detective who specialized in cold cases dies at 54

Sgt. Chris Karakostas left the department after serving for 29 years.


5-year-old boy shot, killed in Brooklyn Park among metro shooting, crash victims identified

Officials identified people killed in three homicides and three fatal crashes in recent days.


Amelia Huffman named interim Minneapolis police chief

Huffman joined in the department in 1994 and now serves as deputy chief.


Arradondo to retire; both Mpls., St. Paul looking for new police chiefs

Mayor Jacob Frey said he'll soon name an interim successor to Arradondo, who has served in the role since 2017.


Black women carry burden of local social justice activism

At City Hall, on school boards and in policing reform work, Black women are doing the often unheralded heavy-lifting to fix systems of inequality in Minnesota.


Mother of Travis Jordan sues city of Minneapolis, officers who fatally shot mentally ill man in 2018

The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, was filed Monday in federal court.