Mohamed Ibrahim


Cedar-Riverside to welcome two new Somali-American beat cops

After a year-long process, the Minneapolis Police Department assigned two Somali-American officers, Daadir Galayr and Mohamud Jama, to patrol the predominantly East African neighborhood. Community leaders and MPD hope the officers will help bridge the cultural divide between police and residents.

UMN omits bodycams from budget request

After a two-year review period, the University of Minnesota Police Department has decided not to seek funding for bodycams in its upcoming budget request. University administrators cited sufficient existing infrastructure and privacy concerns as reasons not to ask for the funding. 

Immigration can change gut bacteria, recent UMN study finds

A recent study by University of Minnesota researchers discovered immigration to the U.S. can rapidly change the bacteria found in a person’s gut — findings that may shed light on the causes of high obesity rates in immigrant communities.