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Teen pleads guilty to role in shooting that wounded on-duty Minneapolis officer

The officer has since returned to duty full time, MPD says.

One person shot, killed Wednesday on south Minneapolis sidewalk

It is the city's 62nd homicide of the year, according to a Star Tribune database.

Marvin Haynes, sentenced to life in 2004 flower shop killing, seeks to overturn conviction

Innocence Project argues that Haynes, now 35, was wrongfully convicted based on faulty eyewitness identification.

Derek Chauvin expected to survive after prison stabbing

The former Minneapolis police officer has been serving time in a medium-security prison in Arizona, where he was stabbed and wounded by another prisoner.

Man shot, killed in Minneapolis following 'verbal altercation'

Nine people in Minneapolis have died from gun violence in the past three weeks.

Minneapolis civilian oversight is moving slowly as complaints against police mount

In its first six months, the Community Commission on Police Oversight has handled only two cases out of the hundreds of complaints filed.

Lawsuit: Minneapolis' violence prevention office used illegal process to award millions in grant money

The civil suit asks a judge to suspend programs funded by the Neighborhood Safety Office "before more public funds are improperly spent."

New head of Minneapolis police homicide unit was previously suspended for forwarding racist email

Lt. Aimee Linson returned to work in April after more than a year on paid leave.

Dispute over $20 debt led to fatal shooting at south Minneapolis tent encampment, charges say

A Minneapolis man shot and killed a resident of a tent encampment in the Phillips neighborhood last month following a dispute over a $20 debt,…

Ex-MPD cop who beat Black man during unrest gets 15 days

Justin Stetson, the former SWAT leader who attacked Jaleel Stallings amid the height of civil unrest in 2020, received a sentence of 15 days in the county workhouse and two years' probation after pleading guilty to felony third-degree assault.