A person was shot outside a building next to the home of U.S. senator and 2020 Democratic hopeful Amy Klobuchar in Minneapolis Saturday afternoon.
The Minneapolis Police Department is considering purchasing surveillance cameras Verizon installed downtown before Super Bowl LII. Seventeen of the 20 cameras – which were installed at no charge to the City – have been operational since, alongside the more than 200 existing cameras citywide. While MPD states the cameras fill holes in its coverage, some City officials have raised privacy concerns.
University freshman Gloria Rieken, 18, disappeared in early November 1970 when she left her Minneapolis apartment but never showed up to class.
Aaron Doering, 47, was arrested on Dec. 26 for domestic abuse after the victim told police that he had dragged and choked her, according to court documents. Since his arrest, two other women have come forward accusing Doering of physically abusing them, reports say.
A UMN student was sexually assaulted near campus on Friday morning.
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.
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.
University of Minnesota and Minneapolis police departments responded to multiple assaults and thefts on and around campus this past week.
A public safety campaign over the holidays resulted in more than 2,700 drunk driving arrests statewide by the University of Minnesota Police Department and other agencies.
The University of Minnesota is sponsoring a clinical trial of an anti-seizure medication after research by a University professor showed a link between some seizures and Alzheimer’s disease.