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.


Ex-Minneapolis fire cadet sues for discrimination, retaliation

The assault allegedly occurred during a training session in December 2019.


Minneapolis seeks proposals for 'violence interrupters' as warmer temperatures loom

The new outreach teams are expected to be in place before the crime-heavy summer months.


Feds convene grand jury for civil rights investigation into Derek Chauvin

After months of quiet, the Justice Department has convened a grand jury and called police witnesses in the federal investigation, sources say.


A few months into job, Minneapolis city attorney wades into debate over policing

Opinion piece blasting department rankles many.


Police continue investigating after two fatally shot in south Minneapolis

Third person evaluated, interviewed; suspect apparently fled on foot.


Minneapolis passes restrictive ban on facial recognition use by police, others

The new ordinance follows months of lobbying by the POSTME (Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology and Military Equipment) coalition, which gathered thousands of signatures on petitions asking the City Council to address the issue.


Woman held in Brooklyn Center stabbing death

Man died after overnight incident on Saturday.


Minneapolis violent crimes soared in 2020 amid pandemic and the protests

Pandemic, shutdowns, unrest triggered a domino effect, leaders say.


Mpls. police must keep bodycams on at all times at crime scenes

It's the latest move to encourage transparency and accountability, officials say.


Minneapolis police begin COVID-19 vaccinations

St. Paul police began their vaccine rollout last week.