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Libor Jany

Reporter | Minneapolis Public Safety
phone: 651-925-5033
Libor Jany covers crime and punishment in Minneapolis as part of the Star Tribune's public safety team. He joined the newspaper in 2013, covering community events in Washington and Dakota counties. He's also worked for newspapers in Mississippi, California, New Jersey and Connecticut. Follow @StribJany
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Activists promise week of 'resistance' in Twin Cities during Super Bowl

Activists promise week of 'resistance' in Twin Cities during Super Bowl

In what could be the first showdown with city officials leading up to the Super Bowl, a dozen community activists gathered outside Minneapolis City Hall…

Minneapolis police post data on use of force online

The use-of-force dashboard was the latest MPD data dump in recent months.
Report: Minneapolis Police Department's body-cam policy lacks adequate safeguards

Report: Minneapolis Police Department's body-cam policy lacks adequate safeguards

Allowing cops to preview tape puts people's rights at risk, nonprofit says.

Victim in south Minneapolis domestic killing had recently filed for divorce

My Huong Huynh Truong had filed for divorce, filings say.
Response times worsen for police in Minneapolis

Response times worsen for police in Minneapolis

Longer waits for help are part of a four-year pattern for the Minneapolis force.

Arrest made in Minneapolis slaying of father of 3

The 32-year-old suspect hadn't been charged as of Friday morning.
In the age of social media, conversation about crime has changed

In the age of social media, conversation about crime has changed

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have played an outsize role in shaping how we now talk about crime, researchers say.
Authorities ID couple in northeast Minneapolis murder-suicide

Authorities ID couple in northeast Minneapolis murder-suicide

Authorities on Wednesday identified a man and woman who died in a murder-suicide in northeast Minneapolis over the weekend. According to the Hennepin County medical…
14-year-old boy among six gunshot victims in Minneapolis last weekend

14-year-old boy among six gunshot victims in Minneapolis last weekend

The young victim was uncooperative, a police spokeswoman said.
Popular Minneapolis police Lt. Michael Friestleben retires

Popular Minneapolis police Lt. Michael Friestleben retires

After his transfer from the domestic violence unit, Lt. Michael Friestleben most recently served as supervisor of the night shift in southwest Minneapolis' 5th Precinct.
Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of 2 in south Minneapolis

Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of 2 in south Minneapolis

The man and woman were found dead in an apartment building Thursday afternoon.
6 arrested in K2 bust in Minneapolis after string of overdoses

6 arrested in K2 bust in Minneapolis after string of overdoses

Three of the suspects were arrested on suspicion of felony drug possession, while the other three were booked for misdemeanor offenses, police said.

Medical examiner identifies 2 recent Minneapolis homicide victims

This was the city's 35th and 36th homicide victims of 2017.
Man arrested, accused of punching Minneapolis police horse during bar close

Man arrested, accused of punching Minneapolis police horse during bar close

Attacks on the department's horses are rare, police said.
Shootings drop in Minneapolis, but rounds fired are on the rise

Shootings drop in Minneapolis, but rounds fired are on the rise

Minneapolis police say the number of rounds fired are on the rise because of a growing number of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines that are winding up in the wrong hands.
New Minneapolis police system allows public to track crime stats

New Minneapolis police system allows public to track crime stats

Dashboards enable timely public access to Mpls. statistics.
Violent 5-day stretch: 17 shot, 2 fatally, in Mpls. and St. Paul

Violent 5-day stretch: 17 shot, 2 fatally, in Mpls. and St. Paul

Tally includes two homicides in St. Paul. Police in both cities have no indication any of the shootings are connected.
Pedestrian struck by semi near U campus dies of his injuries

Pedestrian struck by semi near U campus dies of his injuries

Police say the truck's driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Two charged with attempted murder in shooting of boy, 13, at Minneapolis housing complex

Two charged with attempted murder in shooting of boy, 13, at Minneapolis housing complex

The victim, shot at Little Earth American Indian community, remains hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.
Mpls. chief open to revisiting deal to aid community relations

Mpls. chief open to revisiting deal to aid community relations

The 2003 agreement with the U.S. Justice Department wasn't fulfilled, community leaders say.
Minneapolis police, Little Free Library launch mobile book-sharing program

Minneapolis police, Little Free Library launch mobile book-sharing program

Community policing officers will visit areas without libraries and hand out books.
Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses

Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses

The suspect is blamed for dozens of overdoses across Minneapolis earlier this month.
Mpls. lieutenant sues mayor, citing texts calling him racist

Mpls. lieutenant sues mayor, citing texts calling him racist

Lt. John Delmonico, passed over for promotion, alleges Betsy Hodges defamed him.
Minneapolis stabbing victim was finding his way in life, relatives say

Minneapolis stabbing victim was finding his way in life, relatives say

A suspect, 43, has been charged in fatal knifing at a Mpls. light-rail stop.
Synthetic cannabis sent 60 to hospital in Mpls. in last week

Synthetic cannabis sent 60 to hospital in Mpls. in last week

It's the biggest toll since 2015, said one official, and left users with hallucinations, violent behavior, or nearly comatose.
Minneapolis police brace for post-Super Bowl retirements

Minneapolis police brace for post-Super Bowl retirements

Dozens of department veterans are waiting to "put in their papers" so they can work the big game, part of a weeklong spectacle expected to draw tens of thousands to the Twin Cities, said police union President Lt. Bob Kroll.
New W. Broadway substation would boost police presence in north Minneapolis

New W. Broadway substation would boost police presence in north Minneapolis

Local developer is donating space, covering $10K cost to build it out.
St. Paul police: Man fatally shot had fired gun at woman with five children nearby

St. Paul police: Man fatally shot had fired gun at woman with five children nearby

St. Paul police fatally shot a man Thursday night outside a home in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood after he fired a gun at a woman with five small children nearby, according to a police spokesman.

Suspect sought in string of Franklin Avenue assaults

No suspect description has been released.
Police: Jordan neighborhood shooting victim dies

Police: Jordan neighborhood shooting victim dies

Minneapolis police said that they hadn't yet made any arrests in the shooting.
Small plane crashes in Eden Prairie parking lot, killing pilot

Small plane crashes in Eden Prairie parking lot, killing pilot

A small airplane crashed in a church parking lot shortly after leaving Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, killing the pilot. Law enforcement is asking that motorists stay clear of the area.
Man fatally stabbed near Lake Street light-rail station in Minneapolis

Man fatally stabbed near Lake Street light-rail station in Minneapolis

Investigators say they believe the victim and suspect are known to each other, with a portion of the stabbing caught on surveillance cameras.
Former Mpls. Police Chief Harteau takes job with app to help vulnerable with police

Former Mpls. Police Chief Harteau takes job with app to help vulnerable with police

JaneƩ Harteau will serve as the company's chief public safety strategist.
Mpls. woman doused in gas, set on fire; boyfriend is charged with murder

Mpls. woman doused in gas, set on fire; boyfriend is charged with murder

The suspect was hospitalized with burns that he suffered in the blaze, according to prosecutors.

Twin Cities man indicted on federal gun possession charges

The defendant was expected to make his initial court appeareance on Friday afternoon.

Husband charged in south Minneapolis slaying after wife threatens divorce

He reportedly admitted to strangling her with a phone cord in their home.
Minneapolis police on scene of car fire with possible victim inside

Minneapolis police on scene of car fire with possible victim inside

The burned out car is in an alley near Powderhorn Park.
Community is key for new police inspector in north Minneapolis

Community is key for new police inspector in north Minneapolis

Aaron Biard takes over one of MPD's toughest jobs with a goal of building trust and community ties.
Audit: Mpls. police using body cameras more; some still not adhering to policy

Audit: Mpls. police using body cameras more; some still not adhering to policy

Police don't always turn cameras on, but use has spiked under new rules.

Man shot at south Minneapolis bus stop is identified

Police say a long-simmering feud between two men is to blame for a fatal shooting at a busy south Minneapolis intersection last week.
Minneapolis officers often don't use body cameras, audit shows

Minneapolis officers often don't use body cameras, audit shows

Council Member Linea Palmisano called the results of the report, which are expected to be presented to the full council Tuesday morning, "damning."
Witnesses: Angry confrontation preceded fatal Mpls. shooting

Witnesses: Angry confrontation preceded fatal Mpls. shooting

Friends and relatives said the victim was shot during an angry confrontation at a bus stop Friday morning.
Pedestrian hit by SUV driver in downtown Minneapolis has died

Pedestrian hit by SUV driver in downtown Minneapolis has died

The driver, who hasn't been identified, was cooperating with investigators, police said.

Manslaughter charges filed in March accidental shooting in Minneapolis: authorities

The charges stem from the accidental shooting death of Kamani Davis on the night of March 17.
Minneapolis cop charged with molesting son's teen girlfriend is relieved of duty without pay

Minneapolis cop charged with molesting son's teen girlfriend is relieved of duty without pay

Prosecutors said the abuse stretches back months and occurred in hotel rooms around the metro and during ridealongs.
Charges announced in decades-old slaying of Minneapolis teenager

Charges announced in decades-old slaying of Minneapolis teenager

Jail records show that 62-year-old Darrell Rea was booked around midday Monday into Hennepin County jail on murder charges.

Search is on in Mpls. for serial robber who chokes victims

Police said last week they don't know yet whether the incidents are related.
New Minneapolis police chief vows to lead with integrity, dignity and respect

New Minneapolis police chief vows to lead with integrity, dignity and respect

Medaria Arradondo was sworn in as city leaders and activists alike looked on.
Minneapolis student accused of assault on school resource officer, football coach

Minneapolis student accused of assault on school resource officer, football coach

The student was released, "pending further actions," police said.

Man, woman charged in Minneapolis robbery, kidnapping

One suspect, Keshawn Jones, is currently in custody in Dakota County on an unrelated charge, police said.
Pedestrian seriously hurt in downtown Minneapolis crash

Pedestrian seriously hurt in downtown Minneapolis crash

The man, whose name wasn't released, was taken to a nearby hospital, police said.
BCA gets personnel files, psych evals of officers in Damond case

BCA gets personnel files, psych evals of officers in Damond case

Investigators continue to dig into the backgrounds of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in a Minneapolis alley nearly two months ago.
Pediatric nurse practitioner Sarah Gutknecht, who died at age 54, left smiles as she traveled globe

Pediatric nurse practitioner Sarah Gutknecht, who died at age 54, left smiles as she traveled globe

She made frequent trips overseas with Operation Smile, an international charity that provides free surgery for children with cleft lips and palates.
Minneapolis police consider carrying opioid antidote naloxone

Minneapolis police consider carrying opioid antidote naloxone

Officers in the south Minneapolis 3rd Precinct would carry the drug.

31-year-old arrested after death of man at Mpls. parking lot party

He is being held without bail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Man found fatally shot in Minneapolis' Seven Corners area

No arrests have been made in the city's 25th homicide this year.
City to study incentives for cops to live in Minneapolis

City to study incentives for cops to live in Minneapolis

A recent Star Tribune analysis showed that only about 8 percent of Minneapolis police officers live within the city. Some residents and community organizers argue cops would be better able to serve the city if they lived in it.
New Chief Arradondo announces more Minneapolis police leadership changes

New Chief Arradondo announces more Minneapolis police leadership changes

The changes announced Wednesday included the reshuffling of some of Arradondo's command staff, and the promotion of a longtime lieutenant to commander.
Man is fatally shot in vehicle in Minneapolis; shooter at large

Man is fatally shot in vehicle in Minneapolis; shooter at large

Police say they believe the killer knew the victim.
Freeman says decision to charge in Damond killing months away

Freeman says decision to charge in Damond killing months away

Citing pressure to file charges, County Attorney Mike Freeman said he's following procedure.
Minneapolis police chief announces new leadership team

Minneapolis police chief announces new leadership team

The changes come about a week after Medaria Arradondo was confirmed as the city's 53rd police chief.

Victim of June fatal beating at Minneapolis homeless camp identified

A 42-year-old man was charged in the slaying and remains in jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
Eight years in, Bike Cops for Kids rolling strong in Minneapolis

Eight years in, Bike Cops for Kids rolling strong in Minneapolis

Community-building program has expanded its reach during a tense time.
Only about 8% of Minneapolis police officers live in city limits

Only about 8% of Minneapolis police officers live in city limits

Of the department's 873 officers, 72 live in ZIP codes that cover most of Minneapolis, according to a Star Tribune analysis of city records.
2 months after officer shoots dogs, Mpls. trains police recruits on dangerous dogs

2 months after officer shoots dogs, Mpls. trains police recruits on dangerous dogs

Police recruits get tips on confronting dogs on the job after two were shot in a Minneapolis backyard.
NTSB: Minnehaha school worker tried to sound alarm before fatal blast

NTSB: Minnehaha school worker tried to sound alarm before fatal blast

A preliminary report about the explosion says a maintenance worker smelled natural gas and used a radio to tell others to evacuate just a minute before the blast.
Now Minneapolis' top cop, Medaria Arradondo brings useful skills to big task

Now Minneapolis' top cop, Medaria Arradondo brings useful skills to big task

As a national debate about race and policing swells, having someone in the chief's seat who understands both sides is important, observers say.

Minneapolis City Council to vote Friday on Arradondo as next police chief

The Minneapolis City Council will vote Friday on whether to give interim police Chief Medaria Arradondo the permanent job.If confirmed, as expected, Arradondo would become…

Bouncer on video punches man in handcuffs as police watch

Minneapolis police say they are looking into the incident Saturday night outside Augie's Cabaret.

Two suspects in Minneapolis home invasion slaying arrested in Nebraska

Investigators are working on having both men extradited to Minnesota.

Home slaying of 28-year-old man caps violent weekend

Relatives identified the victim as Anthony Prowell, 28, a house painter shot in his Mpls. home.
Restraining order filed vs. former FBI agent accused of assaulting Stanek

Restraining order filed vs. former FBI agent accused of assaulting Stanek

John Guandolo, who was cited for battery on the Hennepin County sheriff at a Reno conference, has come under fire in recent months for comments about Muslims.

Brazen robber knocks off south Minneapolis bank across from police station

The Wells Fargo branch sits across the corner from 5th Precinct headquarters.
Amid calls for change, Arradondo one step closer to becoming Mpls. chief

Amid calls for change, Arradondo one step closer to becoming Mpls. chief

Dozens of people spoke at the City Hall hearing, expressing concerns about the department.
Public will be able to track race, other data on Mpls. police stops

Public will be able to track race, other data on Mpls. police stops

The online tool shows the demographic characteristics of people detained in traffic and suspicious-persons stops across the city.
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