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Libor Jany

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Police: Woman robbed of pit bull puppy at gunpoint in Minneapolis

Police: Woman robbed of pit bull puppy at gunpoint in Minneapolis

The suspect got away before police arrived, officials said.

Mpls. officer relieved of duty during probe into firing shot at car

Efrem Hamilton is the subject of complaints for firing his service gun after a car accidentally backed into his squad car.
Mayor's plan to add Minneapolis cops faces community pushback

Mayor's plan to add Minneapolis cops faces community pushback

Neighborhood organizers say it's not the answer; Mpls. council is ready to vote today.
As authorities ID father of two killed in Mpls., grief flows

As authorities ID father of two killed in Mpls., grief flows

Speeding vehicle stopped by police; two men jailed for parole violation.
Police putting workhorse Crown Vics on the road to retirement

Police putting workhorse Crown Vics on the road to retirement

At a recent city auction, the black-and-white 2008 Ford Crown Victoria was unmistakable. Stripped of its decals, radio, lights and siren, its glory days as…

Man, woman charged with burglaries in Minneapolis, Eagan

The pair, who haven't been charged, are being questioned in connection with a string of church burglaries in south Minneapolis.

S. Mpls man charged in neighbor's stabbing death

Nineteen-year-old Robinson Fabricio Palacios-Castro has been charged with second-degree murder in the case.
Friends, relative mourn man attacked, stabbed to death in south Mpls.

Friends, relative mourn man attacked, stabbed to death in south Mpls.

Police found the 29-year-old Minneapolis man outside an apartment building in south Minneapolis.
Police: Four suspects in custody in Prior Lake slaying

Police: Four suspects in custody in Prior Lake slaying

Charges are expected to be filed early next week, police say.

Man, woman jailed in connection with Prior Lake slaying

The suspects were each booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Minneapolis anti-crime plan offers help to gang members

Minneapolis anti-crime plan offers help to gang members

In some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, community leaders and residents are skeptical that authorities can quell the violence.

Officials identify pedestrians killed in Burnsville, Roseville crashes

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday released the names of two pedestrians struck and killed in separate motor vehicle crashes in the Twin…
Fatal shooting in Prior Lake sets off police chase to Edina

Fatal shooting in Prior Lake sets off police chase to Edina

A man was fatally shot early Wednesday at a home in Prior Lake, three suspects fled from the scene in a car, and one of them was shot and wounded by Eden Prairie officers at an Edina highway exit ramp, authorities said.
Charges: Mpls. day-care provider who hanged boy 'couldn't take it anymore'

Charges: Mpls. day-care provider who hanged boy 'couldn't take it anymore'

Nataliia Karia, 42, is charged with attempted murder and injuring others.
Man punched for speaking Somali on Metro Transit bus, charges say

Man punched for speaking Somali on Metro Transit bus, charges say

The defendant faces charges of assault by racial bias and drug possession, authorities said.
Police: Mpls. day care provider accused in child's hanging admitted doing 'something bad'

Police: Mpls. day care provider accused in child's hanging admitted doing 'something bad'

A father dropping off his son said he found a crying toddler hanging from a noose.

Charges: N. Mpls strip mall slaying was robbery gone bad

Couple remain in jail in lieu of $1 million bonds.
Child survives hanging at Mpls. day care; female suspect flees

Child survives hanging at Mpls. day care; female suspect flees

A 16-month-old boy was hanged in a day care Friday morning by a woman in a residential block of south Minneapolis, and she then fled and threatened to jump from a freeway overpass, according to authorities.

Two arrested in fatal shooting near north Mpls. strip mall

Larry Flowers was gunned down Thursday morning along the busy thoroughfare.
Man fatally shot near busy street on Minneapolis' North Side

Man fatally shot near busy street on Minneapolis' North Side

The victim's body was found outside a Little Caesar's pizza restaurant.

Search continues for gunman after south Minneapolis 'execution-style' shooting leaves man clinging to life

The 55-year-old victim, whose name hasn't been released, remained on life support on Tuesday.
Vigil planned for the anniversary of Jamar Clark's death

Vigil planned for the anniversary of Jamar Clark's death

More than 300 are expected to attend a vigil Tuesday.
Minneapolis poised to approve settlements in suits alleging excessive force

Minneapolis poised to approve settlements in suits alleging excessive force

Settlements still must get full council approval later this month.
Minneapolis detective draws on deep community roots

Minneapolis detective draws on deep community roots

You might say that Joel Sandberg has been assigned to the Third Precinct all his life. He was recently honored by Roosevelt High School, his alma mater.

Charges: Burnsville man raped victims after luring them to photo shoots

Michael Scott, 54, faces multiple counts of sexual assault related to the alleged attacks.

Teen charged in violent mugging of elderly man in Brooklyn Center

The defendant is being held on one count of first-degree aggravated robbery, a felony.

Mpls. police officers cleared in April shooting of man in midst of attack on bystander

Raul Marquez-Heraldes was paranoid and had been using drugs during the incident.

Police: Woman pepper sprayed, struck with automotive tool in weekend assault

The 32-year-old victim was treated at an area hospital for her injuries.
Man found shot in south Mpls. alley dies; city's 4th killing in less than a week

Man found shot in south Mpls. alley dies; city's 4th killing in less than a week

The latest victim, 53-year-old Paul A. Knobbe, was shot several times.

Man shot to death in Minneapolis apartment is identified

50-year-old victim was found Friday in his Harrison neighborhood residence.
Police: Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis apartment

Police: Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis apartment

The killing occurred Thursday morning. Details about the killing will soon be released.
More killings are going unsolved in Minneapolis

More killings are going unsolved in Minneapolis

While homicides have slowed, the case clearance rate is at a 12-year low.
Teen charged as an adult in fatal shooting of man, baby in south Mpls.

Teen charged as an adult in fatal shooting of man, baby in south Mpls.

A grand jury indicted the 17-year-old on multiple first-degree murder charges.
Prosecutors: Adult charges likely for teen arrested in connection with south Minneapolis double slaying

Prosecutors: Adult charges likely for teen arrested in connection with south Minneapolis double slaying

The 17-year-old suspect is in custody but hasn't been formally charged.
At vigil, a plea for information on shootings of baby, 'Uncle Gus'

At vigil, a plea for information on shootings of baby, 'Uncle Gus'

Police said no one has been arrested in connection with the crime, but they have released few other details.

Police: Man arrested in Minnetonka claims pellet guns belong to son, age 4

The suspect, Maksim Bak, 20, is expected to expected to appear in court on Friday.

Mpls. man charged with running into U.S. marshal, pinning him against police car

The suspect, James Mitchell, 25, faces charges of first-degree assault and fleeing the police in a vehicle, according to authorities.

Raid on north Mpls. stash house nets large haul of heroin, guns

The 37-year-old suspect is expected to make his initial appearance in Hennepin County District Court on Monday.
Mpls. officials offer plan to curb downtown violence

Mpls. officials offer plan to curb downtown violence

A pair of early-morning shootings Monday in the downtown Minneapolis Warehouse District left six people wounded.
Man, two teens dead after south Minneapolis domestic shooting

Man, two teens dead after south Minneapolis domestic shooting

Police say that a man and a boy and girl in their early teens were shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis' Wenonah neighborhood, and that an adult female was wounded.

Mpls. drug bust with 4 arrests nets meth haul with street value of $270,000

The four suspects ranged in age from 21 to 61.

Mpls. fire captain files sexual harassment, retaliation suit

A Minneapolis fire captain has filed a lawsuit accusing the city's fire department of failing to protect her from a commander who allegedly sexually harassed her.
Mpls. police detective sues over alleged retaliation, exam cheating

Mpls. police detective sues over alleged retaliation, exam cheating

The $75,000 whistleblower suit was filed in Hennepin County District Court last week.
Mpls. police announce new transgender, gender nonconformity policy

Mpls. police announce new transgender, gender nonconformity policy

The new rules will require officers to address transgender people using their preferred names and pronouns.
Minneapolis gang member pleads guilty in brazen shooting at HCMC

Minneapolis gang member pleads guilty in brazen shooting at HCMC

Percy Lacey is expected to be sentenced on Monday to nearly 19 years in prison.
Mpls. police to begin tracking race, gender on traffic, other stops

Mpls. police to begin tracking race, gender on traffic, other stops

The new policy is meant to detect, curb racial profiling.
Minneapolis police try to rein in gangs as bloodshed mounts

Minneapolis police try to rein in gangs as bloodshed mounts

A furious and complex gang war in parts of the city's North Side has contributed to the majority of the city's homicides and dozens of shootings, while leaving residents both fearful and jaded by the violence outside their doorsteps.
Mpls. police officials point to recent drop in shootings

Mpls. police officials point to recent drop in shootings

Police Chief Janeé Harteau says stepped-up patrols are making a dent in the violence.

Police search for suspects in north Minneapolis shootout where bullet struck school

No one was injured by the shots, which were fired in the middle of the school day.
Mpls. police to buddy up on mental health calls

Mpls. police to buddy up on mental health calls

The program would team Minneapolis officers with mental health professionals.
ACLU sues for release of Philando Castile dashcam footage

ACLU sues for release of Philando Castile dashcam footage

Attorneys for the group argue that the footage should be made public under the state Data Practices Act.

Would-be Minnetonka bank robber demanded money, then interpreter

Authorities say the suspect appeared to be in his 50s and spoke halting English.
Minneapolis crime spotters find a hungry audience online

Minneapolis crime spotters find a hungry audience online

Facebook pages like North Vent draw thousands, but critics call them one-sided.
Probe launched over Mpls. police union leader's promise of steak dinners for extra patrols

Probe launched over Mpls. police union leader's promise of steak dinners for extra patrols

Police union President Bob Kroll has frequently sparred with department brass in recent months over the direction of the department.

FBI joins investigation into June shooting of Somali-American men

Anthony Sawina is charged with firing into the men's windshield after Ramadan prayers.

13 struck by gunfire in a weekend of violence in Minneapolis

No arrests in Minneapolis shootings; five were wounded at North Side townhouses.

Lawn mower dispute preceded Minneapolis neighbors' deadly encounter

A neighbor who allegedly returned Edward Holzinger's lawn mower broken was shot not longer after offering Holzinger one of the burgers he was grilling, police say.

In Minneapolis, civilian police oversight group strives to be heard

Mpls. panel frustrated at lack of influence on police.

Man shot Sunday in north Minneapolis has died

A man shot several times Sunday in north Minneapolis has died, police said Tuesday. Michael Polk, 32, of Minneapolis, and another man were found in…
Minneapolis police reveal changes to use of force policy

Minneapolis police reveal changes to use of force policy

The policy also now adds a "sanctity of life" clause with a greater emphasis on de-escalation of situations.
North Minneapolis drive-by shooting kills young man on bike

North Minneapolis drive-by shooting kills young man on bike

Police have yet to say what led to the gunfire.

Violent crime drops in Mpls., but shootings still prevalent

Police see downturn, but incidents are "intolerable" on North Side and increasing in Fifth Precinct.
St. Paul police: 17-year-old shot to death near Crosby Farm Regional Park

St. Paul police: 17-year-old shot to death near Crosby Farm Regional Park

Police say the shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. at a house in the Highland Park neighborhood. No arrests have been made.

Man faces felony charges for threatening to kill former colleagues via Facebook, texts

Frankie Davis initiated the threats via Facebook and text, the charges say.
Dozens arrested, more overnight, near governor's residence

Dozens arrested, more overnight, near governor's residence

After a long day of conflict between demonstrators and police at the governor's residence in St. Paul, Summit Avenue seesawed between being open and closed before police shut it down.

Prosecutors defer charges in death of Le'Vonte Jones, case still under investigation

The case remains under investigation.

Lauderdale man charged with shooting at 5 Somali men heading to prayers

Anthony Sawina, of Lauderdale, was charged with five counts of second-degree assault and is being held in Hennepin County jail in lieu of $750,000 bail, authorities said.
Twin Cities police officers doubling up for safety

Twin Cities police officers doubling up for safety

After the first of two ambush slayings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek gave new marching orders…
Minneapolis police: All officers to be issued body cameras by mid-October

Minneapolis police: All officers to be issued body cameras by mid-October

Police patrolling downtown and the North Side will be fully equipped by week's end.
Dad charged in connection with fatal drive-by shooting of son

Dad charged in connection with fatal drive-by shooting of son

The father of a 2-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Minneapolis last week has been arrested on charges stemming from the incident, authorities said.
Philando Castile's mom asks for no protests at son's funeral

Philando Castile's mom asks for no protests at son's funeral

Philando Castile's mother and sister opened up about their shock and grief since his violent death last Wednesday. A lawyer for the family says a lawsuit is imminent.

Three charged in July 7 slaying of Minneapolis man during robbery attempt

Three men were charged Monday in connection with the slaying of a 52-year-old man during a robbery attempt in south Minneapolis last week, authorities said.The…
Quiet, unassuming Philando Castile was 'like Mr. Rogers with dreadlocks'

Quiet, unassuming Philando Castile was 'like Mr. Rogers with dreadlocks'

A few months after graduating from St. Paul’s Central High School, where he excelled in the classroom and rarely got in trouble, Philando Castile landed…

Charges: Man says 'God made me do it' after fatal Minneapolis shooting

The suspect allegedly told police that "God told me to kill him."
Organizer with trust, street cred works to alter north Mpls. lives

Organizer with trust, street cred works to alter north Mpls. lives

One-time gang member Ferome Brown seeks North Side healing, dispensing his brand of street therapy in the aftermath of shootings.
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