Paul McEnroe has been a reporter at the Star Tribune since 1980, specializing in coverage of social justice issues, including failures in the child protection system, addicted youth, domestic violence, foster care and abuses of the mentally retarded. His investigations include “The Informant,” on the FBI’s 2007-08 corruption probe inside the Minneapolis Police Department; an examination of factors leading to the collapse of the I-35W Bridge, including the series “Money vs. Safety”; the plane crash that killed U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone; and the unsavory fund-raising machine of Vietnam-era Hmong warrior Gen. Vang Pao.
McEnroe has covered the Gulf War, the conflict in Bosnia-Croatia and the Iraq War. In 2005, he was named an Ochberg Fellow by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma for his longtime coverage of victims of violence. He holds a Master’s Degree in journalism from Michigan State University and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he teaches investigative and in-depth reporting.
When informant Taylor Trump identified cops he alleged were corrupt, investigators decided to see if they could catch the police officers in the act.
Updated: April 23, 2009, - 07:42 AM
The investigation into the informant's claims about corrupt cops spanned more than a year. Did they have enough evidence to prosecute?
Updated: April 22, 2009, - 12:09 PM
His comment was about B.J. Thomas, who has said Kazeminy tried to funnel money to a firm that employed Norm Coleman's wife.
Updated: March 27, 2009, - 09:26 PM
The former finance chief of a company controlled by a close friend of Norm Coleman said in a deposition that Nasser Kazeminy ordered $100,000 be paid to an insurance agency where Coleman's wife was employed.
Updated: March 26, 2009, - 11:51 PM
A Minneapolis police lieutenant, who was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a federal corruption investigation, has been suspended without pay for related departmental violations.
Updated: January 30, 2009, - 11:42 PM
Lawsuits allege $75,000 was steered to Coleman last year through his wife's employer. Coleman says the allegations are false and he welcomes an investigation.
Updated: December 17, 2008, - 08:49 PM
The FBI is investigating allegations against Nasser Kazeminy; Sen. Norm and Laurie Coleman and Jim Hays are not named.
Updated: December 15, 2008, - 09:34 PM
Authorities said the collision Saturday night at the intersection of Hwy. 252 and 66th Avenue N., was alcohol-related.
Updated: December 14, 2008, - 08:00 AM
The Iranian-born entrepreneur, whose patronage of the senator is under scrutiny, is a self-made tycoon who denies wrongdoing.
Updated: November 10, 2008, - 10:14 AM