Category: Crime

People gather around a makeshift memorial Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near where an black man was taken into police custody the day before who later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday. The firings come a day after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck and kept his knee there for several minutes after […]

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COVID-19 in Minnesota Prisons

COVID-19 in Minnesota Prisons

(MINNESOTA) — COVID-19 has spread to an inmate at a second Minnesota prison. In the wake of COVID-19, one of the the groups at a higher risk are those in prison.  With confined spaces and high inmate populations, it is very likely for this virus to spread fast among inmates and staff. The first prison in Minnesota to see a […]

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23 Minnesotans Charged with Violating Preventative Orders

23 Minnesotans Charged with Violating Preventative Orders

(MINNESOTA)  — As of April 14th, Twenty-three people have been charged with violating Minnesota’s preventive stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. This Executive order was put into place by Gov. Tim Walz in mid-March telling Minnesotans to stay put at home except to buy food or other essential reasons.  Violating an emergency order like this one is […]

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Minneapolis gang members sentenced

Minneapolis gang members sentenced

Five members of a south Minneapolis gang have been sentenced to prison for violent drug trafficking conspiracy. The various crimes convicted were for violent gang activity, trafficking of crack cocaine, and illegal firearm possession. It is also rumored that there were heroin and possibly marijuana sales surrounding the gang member’s activity. Those convicted were 30 year-old Alkwan Kwame Lawson-Holiday, Le-Keith […]

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Minneapolis nightclub shooting

Minneapolis nightclub shooting

One is dead and another injured after a shooting at a Minneapolis nightclub this weekend. The shooting early Sunday at ‘Rogue in the Lounge’ is under investigation, with no arrests or identified victims as of yet. This is not the first incident of violence at the venue. The Star Tribune reports that there have been two other violent incidents inside […]

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Apple Valley Murder-Suicide

Apple Valley Murder-Suicide

Apple Valley police responded to call around noon on Saturday, reporting that multiple people had been shot. When authorities arrived, they found two men and one woman dead of apparent gunshot wounds. The oldest of two sons is reported to have shot his younger brother and his mother, before taking his own life. The shooter was 36 year-old Alexander Petrovich, […]

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Minnesota Teen Drives Under the Influence, Kills Pedestrian

Minnesota Teen Drives Under the Influence, Kills Pedestrian

  On Tuesday, police in St. Paul, Minnesota. Reported the 18-year old who struck and killed a pedestrian on Friday. Authorities were able to confirm that he was under the influence of Marijuana.   The victim was taken to Regions Hospital Friday night, where she was later pronounced dead. The victim is still not yet identified. Police booked the 18-year […]

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Claudia Salinas denies sexual assault charge in Weinstein case

Claudia Salinas denies sexual assault charge in Weinstein case

Mexican model, Claudia Salinas, denies a claim that was made by one of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims.  Lauren Young said in a testimony that she was lured into a bathroom and Salinas closed the door behind her and Weinstein while he then sexually assaulted her.  She also claims Salinas was there when he was done sexually assaulting her. Salinas said, “this never happened, and she would remember […]

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Shakopee man sentenced after large amount of drugs found in home

A Shakopee man has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for extensive drug crimes. The U.S Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Miles Lewis had initially pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of firearms in December. His drug trafficking crimes came up to an end when police found 2,238 grams of methamphetamine, 338 grams of […]

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Former officer Noor’s partner takes the stand at trial

Former officer Noor’s partner takes the stand at trial

The partner of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman in July 2017 took the stand on Thursday. Officer Matthew Harrity said in his testimony that he caught saw something to the left of the police SUV he was driving. After immediately drawing his gun, Harrity heard Noor fire his weapon, which would be the fateful shots […]

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