Matt McKinney

Reporter | Public safety
Phone: 612-673-7329
Matt writes stories from Minneapolis, chiefly about crime, but has also told readers about a dying man who recovered his stolen bicycle so he could pass it on to his children; a house built so well it doesn’t need a furnace; a man who died a virtual stranger in his own neighborhood, despite having lived a full life; and shortcomings in the city’s public auctions process. He once wrote a poem about the weather. And the newspaper published it.

Recent content from Matt McKinney

Racial incidents lead to calls to investigate Minneapolis police

As Chief Janeé Harteau hosted a meeting of community leaders, others vowed to ask for a federal investigation.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 11:56 PM

Harteau: Training, hiring practices will be re-examined

Harteau plans to examine the department’s training and hiring practices after two incidents in which white officers allegedly used racial slurs and got into fights with black men while off duty.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 09:07 PM

For decades, Minneapolis police have been accused of racial bias

Calls are renewed for oversight, discipline in the wake of two recent cases.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 10:31 PM

Aug. 2: 3 Mpls. cops cited in Apple Valley bar fight; racial slurs alleged

They were cited for assault in fracas outside an Apple Valley bar last year.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 09:52 PM

July 30: Minneapolis cops' 'hateful' slurs appall city leaders

Some of the comments that officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell made after the fight with a group of black men outside a Green Bay bar were captured on video as they called the black men a racial slur and derided the local police as a “clown show.”

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 09:51 PM

Harteau pledges 'dialogue' to address racial incidents

Janee Harteau said racism “will not be tolerated” in Police Department.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 12:29 AM

Mpls. rally puts faces, names to debate over gun background checks

A nationwide bus tour promoting gun control rolled into Minneapolis on Wednesday, where local politicians joined shooting survivors and the...

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 11:03 PM

2 Mpls. cops hostile to Green Bay police, used 'N-word'

Report says the two men also disparaged their police chief as a lesbian in an expletive-laden rant.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 01:42 PM

Two Minneapolis police officers accused of using racial and sexual slurs

The Minneapolis officers were placed on leave, sources said.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 11:37 PM

Boy in serious condition after 4-story fall from Mpls. building

A 5-year-old boy fell from a fourth-floor window of a north Minneapolis apartment Tuesday morning and was badly hurt.

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 07:14 AM

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