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.


Community reels after student killed, bus driver hurt in Mpls.

Student Deshaun Hill, who died Thursday, will be honored at a North High basketball game this weekend.


Two found shot dead in car in north Minneapolis

Their identities have not yet been released.


Teen, bus driver hurt in separate shootings in north Minneapolis

The shootings occurred early Wednesday afternoon.


Once-fired officer promoted to Mpls. police training director

David Garman was one of several officials with checkered pasts who have been elevated by interim Chief Huffman.


Mpls. police wanted 'no knock' warrant; city sets moratorium

St. Paul police applied for a standard search warrant for the predawn raid Wednesday that ended in the shooting death of Amir Locke, but were overruled by Minneapolis police, according to a source. The revelation came as city leaders announced a moratorium on all no-knock warrants pending a review.


Video: Locke, under blanket, holds gun as officers enter, fire

The 55-second video shows officers at the downtown Minneapolis apartment unit to serve a search warrant in connection with a St. Paul homicide investigation. Amir Locke was not the subject of the warrant.


Man shot, killed by Mpls. police was armed with handgun, interim chief says

The shooting reportedly happened just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning near a downtown Minneapolis apartment building across from Orchestra Hall.


Long-delayed study reignites Mpls. police staffing debate

The study called for Minneapolis officials to reconsider when and how they deploy police officers but stopped short of saying how many cops the city needs.


Police training, policies under microscope in ex-MPD cops' trial

Unlike Derek Chauvin's trial, which focused on his actions in the killing of George Floyd, this time the Minneapolis Police Department's culture and practices are under the microscope.


Minneapolis Mayor Frey's plan to hire 190 police officers is 'a heavy lift'

The city is under pressure both from courts and residents to bolster the force.