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Libor Jany

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North Minneapolis activist died of 'complex violence'

North Minneapolis activist died of 'complex violence'

Police source says Susan Spiller was either fatally stabbed or beaten to death in her home.
Mpls. North Side gets extra patrols after killing of community activist

Mpls. North Side gets extra patrols after killing of community activist

Minneapolis police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office have deployed more than a dozen law enforcement officers to the North Side after the latest violence there: the killing of artist and community activist Susan Spiller.
North Minneapolis artist, activist killed during suspected home invasion

North Minneapolis artist, activist killed during suspected home invasion

Son called police after finding back door kicked in; her death is latest in a rash of North Side violence.
Terror suspect jailed after box cutter found in his room at halfway house

Terror suspect jailed after box cutter found in his room at halfway house

Awaiting sentencing for trying to support ISIL, Abdullahi Yusuf was living in a halfway house.
ISIL recruiter with Twin Cities ties is linked to thwarted U.S. terror plots

ISIL recruiter with Twin Cities ties is linked to thwarted U.S. terror plots

Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, the former Minneapolis high school student-turned-jihadi recruiter, has been tied to at least two more terror plots within the United States.
April 16: 'Whole block is gone': Fire strikes W. Broadway retailers, offices

April 16: 'Whole block is gone': Fire strikes W. Broadway retailers, offices

Fire erupted in a building Wednesday morning that houses numerous side-by-side businesses on West Broadway in north Minneapolis, authorities said. Firefighters were forced from the building's interior in the wake of a second-floor collapse.
Minnesota's East African community seeks answers about radical recruiters

Minnesota's East African community seeks answers about radical recruiters

Nationwide, more than 40 people have been charged with providing support to terrorist groups in Syria. Almost a quarter of them are from Minnesota.
Super Bowl security talks are quietly underway

Super Bowl security talks are quietly underway

The Minneapolis Police Department has been quietly meeting for months with other local and federal law enforcement agencies to discuss security preparations for the 2018 Super Bowl.
Accused ISIL recruits from the Twin Cities will remain in custody

Accused ISIL recruits from the Twin Cities will remain in custody

The men remain a threat to the community and a flight risk, judge rules.

Minneapolis officer on leave after video surfaces with threats to break suspect's legs

Officer Rod Webber is on paid leave while an internal investigation into the incident continues, said Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang, chairman of the council’s public safety committee.
Two Minnesota suspects in ISIL case appeal detention order

Two Minnesota suspects in ISIL case appeal detention order

Lawyers cited their clean records, community ties in asking for their release.

Where do those arrested for drugs in North Minneapolis live?

More than half of the nearly 1,400 drug suspects arrested in North Minneapolis last year came from outside the area, with many coming from the upscale western suburbs to score heroin or methamphetamine, according to a Star Tribune analysis of police department statistics. Read the story here.
Suburban buyers fuel drug sales in north Minneapolis

Suburban buyers fuel drug sales in north Minneapolis

Last year, 56 percent of drug arrests in north Minneapolis were of people who live outside the area, according to an analysis by the Star Tribune of the nearly 1,400 drug-related cases in north Minneapolis last year.
Judge orders Minnesota terror suspects held until trial

Judge orders Minnesota terror suspects held until trial

An FBI agent described Thursday how one of the men charged with trying to leave the Twin Cities to fight with Islamic extremists was arrested while boarding an Istanbul-bound flight. His destination was Syria.

Lawyer fees push city's tab to $270k in excessive force suit

Judge awards substantial amount to cover victim’s legal representation.
Child's body found at Barway Collins search site

Child's body found at Barway Collins search site

The search for missing 10-year-old Barway Collins reached a frantic pitch when authorities responded to reports of a child’s body being found at North Mississippi Regional Park. Pastor Harding Smith, who has been a spokesman for the family, said, “I think it’s Barway.”

Law professor, activist announces candidacy to become NAACP leader

Critics argue that the Minneapolis chapter has fallen into dormancy.

Minneapolis police investigating Portland Av. shooting death

No arrests have been made in the city’s seventh homicide of the year.
Current's Lucia: Man in stalking case 'unstable and delusional'

Current's Lucia: Man in stalking case 'unstable and delusional'

In July, she filed for a restraining order against a 45-year-old Eden Prairie man. The radio station sent him a cease-and-desist letter; still, his advances continued.
Documents: Man used lewd emails, photos to stalk Current DJ Mary Lucia

Documents: Man used lewd emails, photos to stalk Current DJ Mary Lucia

Popular radio host was harassed by stalker for months.

Police nab one of two suspects in Minneapolis double homicide

Two men were killed after a gunman or gunmen sprayed bullets inside the sport-utility vehicle they were sitting in on Minneapolis’ North Side on Wednesday…

Mpls. seeks to diversify police force, boost numbers

The Minneapolis Police Department expects to add as many as 72 new officers in 2015, bringing the force back up to full strength while adding to its diversity — a two-pronged goal it struggled to reach last year.
Minneapolis police beef up patrols after south Minneapolis violence

Minneapolis police beef up patrols after south Minneapolis violence

Authorities suspect the latest violence is gang-related.

Man, 27, charged in downtown parking ramp slaying

Suspect was arrested at St. Paul homeless shelter.

Federal inquiry sought after video of Mpls. police appears to capture threats

The recent video appears to show Minneapolis police threatening to break man’s legs.
Longtime Minneapolis police union leader gets challenge from No. 2

Longtime Minneapolis police union leader gets challenge from No. 2

Lt. John Delmonico finds himself in a tough fight for re-election after his longtime second-in-command announced that he’s running for the top job.
Equipping Minnesota officers is a costly, weighty decision

Equipping Minnesota officers is a costly, weighty decision

A new officer in some Minnesota cities can spend $7,000 just to hit the streets, and that cost is rising every year.
Alleged Minnesotan conspirator helped feds crack $20 million pot ring

Alleged Minnesotan conspirator helped feds crack $20 million pot ring

Minnesotan was caught with cash, drugs and wore a wire to implicate an accomplice.

Man sentenced to more than 28 years in Target Field double shooting

James Davis, 28, was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison in connection with the shooting of two men outside Target Field in April 2014.
New Minneapolis police cadets get first look at the job

New Minneapolis police cadets get first look at the job

The first lesson was clear: You are not police officers yet. “If you see something going on during training, don’t jump in, don’t try to…

Authorities charge second man in Mpls. bus stop slaying

The suspect, 18, is being held on $2 million bond.
Minneapolis police try to assure public downtown is safe

Minneapolis police try to assure public downtown is safe

Police used pepper spray to disperse youths who swarmed parade Tuesday night.
35 years later, woman slain by state trooper in S. Minn. is ID'd

35 years later, woman slain by state trooper in S. Minn. is ID'd

The 18-year-old was hitchhiking when the trooper assaulted and killed her. Her body has been in a Minnesota cemetery until her exhumation in August.

Man arrested in fatal shooting outside Northeast bar

A 30-year-old man was arrested Friday in last week’s fatal shooting of a man outside a popular neighborhood bar in northeast Minneapolis, police said.Dejonte Antwon…

Minneapolis man charged with kidnapping 4-year-old from his back yard

The suspect knew the boy and his family, police say.
Northeast lumberyard fire deemed arson

Northeast lumberyard fire deemed arson

Authorities say firm’s surveillance video shows suspected arsonists.
7 North Side gang members indicted on federal drug smuggling charges

7 North Side gang members indicted on federal drug smuggling charges

Suspected street gang members operated from Minneapolis to Fargo.
Suspect in officer shooting once was police informant

Suspect in officer shooting once was police informant

Andrew Neal, now charged in connection with the burglary Saturday that led to the shooting of officer Jordan Davis, had been an informant for the department in the late 1990s, court records show.
U raises bar for revealing suspect's race in crime alerts

U raises bar for revealing suspect's race in crime alerts

University officials announced the change as part of an attempt to address growing concerns about racial profiling on campus.
Police believe they arrested chief suspect in shooting

Police believe they arrested chief suspect in shooting

Concern that the gunman was still at large appears to have been put to rest.
Police officer shot in Minneapolis 'never saw it coming'

Police officer shot in Minneapolis 'never saw it coming'

Police have one suspect in custody after a Minneapolis police officer was shot about 5 a.m. Saturday during a burglary call on the North Side, according to police. The police chief says the officer was targeted.
Mpls. officer 'targeted,' shot after burglary call

Mpls. officer 'targeted,' shot after burglary call

Minneapolis police arrested a former convict with a violent history in connection with what may have been a targeted ambush early Saturday of an officer responding to a burglary call.

Minneapolis police look to domestic abuse 'hot spots'

They plan to use the data to deploy officers to prevent future abuse and potentially other crimes.
Minneapolis neighbors' anti-crime tactics raise red flags

Minneapolis neighbors' anti-crime tactics raise red flags

Residents using video and social media to fight back against crime are raising an array of concerns.
13 protesters arrested after taking over U president's office

13 protesters arrested after taking over U president's office

University of Minnesota students and supporters alleging on-campus racial discrimination took over President Eric Kaler’s office in Morrill Hall Monday afternoon.
Jan. 14: Mall of America protest leaders charged

Jan. 14: Mall of America protest leaders charged

Bloomington authorities said they also intend to prosecute 25 other protesters who were arrested on trespassing charges.

Minneapolis agrees to pay $25K in student 'neck restraint' case

The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $25,000 to a former Patrick Henry High School student who was put into a chokehold by a…

Suspect still sought in death of Minneapolis man found bound and gagged

Authorities are looking for whoever killed a man found bound and gagged.

Man convicted of fatal 1994 St. Paul firebombing gets sentenced reduced

The case for a man who was 16 at the time stems from a court ruling that bans life sentences for juveniles.
Feds: Minneapolis police must overhaul system for dealing with problem officers

Feds: Minneapolis police must overhaul system for dealing with problem officers

Chief says the department will implement all of the report’s findings.
Minneapolis police's Somali outreach gets national attention

Minneapolis police's Somali outreach gets national attention

Minneapolis’ exchange program with Toronto authorities aims to improve relations
Insanity defense possible for man charged in Park High teacher's shooting death

Insanity defense possible for man charged in Park High teacher's shooting death

Lawyer for Bailey Jordan Garcia plans to request a mental health evaluation.
Black Lives Matter plans MLK Day march in St. Paul

Black Lives Matter plans MLK Day march in St. Paul

Black Lives Matters Minneapolis is planning its biggest event yet at 1 p.m. Monday, when leaders plan to take over a busy St. Paul intersection and then march to the Capitol for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Crime down in Minneapolis, but young people bear brunt of most violence

Crime down in Minneapolis, but young people bear brunt of most violence

New crime data shows stark disparity in crime depending on age.
Former Hennepin County sheriff candidate sues chief, Minneapolis

Former Hennepin County sheriff candidate sues chief, Minneapolis

A one-time top Minneapolis police official claims that he was unfairly stripped of his command because of his decision to run for Hennepin County sheriff.…
Dec. 24: City seeks charges against MOA protesters

Dec. 24: City seeks charges against MOA protesters

Some may also be on the hook for the city’s overtime costs to beef up security.
South Minneapolis house fire victim dies

South Minneapolis house fire victim dies

House at 2427 Pleasant Av. S. was ablaze when firefighters arrived.
Suspect in officer slaying hospitalized after trading gunfire

Suspect in officer slaying hospitalized after trading gunfire

Brian G. Fitch Sr., a career criminal suspected of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop, was shot and wounded by police.
Minneapolis residents, data tell different stories of crime

Minneapolis residents, data tell different stories of crime

Despite a historically low rate, residents in some of the most violent and crime-ravaged communities say they don’t feel much of a break in crime.

Local police union leaders criticize protesters

Police union leaders in St. Paul and Minneapolis urged protesters to “measure their words.”
Police pay closer attention to social media for possible threats

Police pay closer attention to social media for possible threats

Social media is forcing a new discussion over free speech versus credible threats.
Another leadership shake-up at the MPD

Another leadership shake-up at the MPD

Cmdr. Gerald Moore, an officer for 31 years, is named to lead the newly formed recruitment and administration division.

St. Paul man pleads guilty to armed robbery of University of Minnesota students

The second of two men has been convicted in connection with the July armed robbery of two University of Minnesota students.
Harteau joins other big-city chiefs in talking about race, policing

Harteau joins other big-city chiefs in talking about race, policing

Interview addresses national unrest over the deaths of Brown and Garner.

Authorities identify man fatally shot in Jordan neighborhood

Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot in the Jordan neighborhood of Minneapolis last week. Antonio Flood, 42, of Montgomery, Minn., died Saturday…
Man charged in Lake Street rail station stabbing death

Man charged in Lake Street rail station stabbing death

A Minneapolis man was charged Wednesday with mur­der in the stab­bing of a home­less man last week­end at a south Minneapolis light-rail sta­tion. Anthony C.…
Minneapolis police release blurry image of suspect in girl's kidnapping

Minneapolis police release blurry image of suspect in girl's kidnapping

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspected kidnapper who apparently lured a 7-year-old north Minneapolis girl into his car over the…

Minnesota efforts against youth crime commended

Report shows Minnesota’s cost of locking up young offenders is relatively low. Some give credit to diversionary programs.
Man arrested in fatal LRT station stabbing

Man arrested in fatal LRT station stabbing

Police have made an arrest in the Saturday afternoon stabbing death of a man at the Lake Street light-rail station. The victim was found at…

Twin Cities forums explore racial bias, police tactics

National unrest spurred discussions in the metro.

Man charged in September homicide in NE Mpls.

Police say Jeremiah Elijah Blackwell, 20, killed Eulalio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 37.
Aaron Purmort and his wife faced his death with humor, frankness

Aaron Purmort and his wife faced his death with humor, frankness

It turns out that Aaron Purmort was not Spider-Man, as he claimed in the funny-sweet obituary written by him and his wife, Nora, shortly before his death last week.

Chanhassen middle-schooler charged with creating list of people he wants to kill

A 13-year-old was charged with making terroristic threats and fifth-degree assault, authorities said.
Thousands in Minnesota join outcry over Ferguson decision

Thousands in Minnesota join outcry over Ferguson decision

A car plunged into a group of protesters on Lake Street in Minneapolis and struck a 16-year-old girl, but the day was mostly peaceful, if not sometimes bitter.
11 indicted in massive Hennepin County gang sweep

11 indicted in massive Hennepin County gang sweep

Prosecutors described several of the defendants as high-ranking members of the 1-9 street gang and its offshoot, the Stick Up Boys.
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