A review of court documents, police reports and medical records reveals a pattern of behavior by officers in the MPD’s Third Precinct Community Response Team that has compromised numerous criminal cases.
Documents from Scott Studham’s former employer, the University of Tennessee, raise further questions about how the U of M fills high-profile positions.
As MinnPost reported in June, harsher penalties for DWIs, drugs and other offenses caused the state’s prison population to spike in recent years.
Last week, the U.S. Census released its annual American Community Survey, and one thing is clear: Minnesota is changing. A look some of the most notable trends gleaned from the survey.
High-cost colleges — which can cause students to amass piles of debt — don’t always translate into high salaries after graduation.
Amid efforts around the country to end solitary, some are advocating for Minnesota to re-examine how — and when — it administers the practice.
In court, Minneapolis Police officer Steven Lecy testified that he engaged in sexual contact with suspected prostitutes ‘maybe 10 times’ as part of his role in undercover stings.
Patients sit in hospitals or jail — sometimes for months — waiting for beds to open up. “We’re worried about them causing harm,” said a union spokeswoman.
A judge says Officer Steven Lecy went beyond the call of duty while investigating a prostitution case last winter. It’s not the first time he’s been accused of misconduct.
Ann Aronson and Erin Dady, both part of University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s inner circle, have released a statement but declined to do any follow-up interviews with the media.
A union rep attributes the rise in assaults to a judge’s decision limiting use of restraints. Mental health officials say it’s more complicated than that.
At the center of the controversy over MSOP is the story of Dru Sjodin — and an ambiguous and unevenly applied civil commitment law.
Minnesota once granted pardons and sentence commutations routinely, even for violent offenders. Times have changed.
In 2014, more than half of offenders deemed incompetent to face charges in Hennepin County also didn’t meet the standard for state-ordered commitment. They’re called “gap patients.”
Crime has been on a steady decline in Minnesota — and nationally — since the mid-1990s.
Black people make up less than 6 percent of Minnesota’s population, but 35 percent of the state’s prisoners.
Cracking down on meth offenses and drunk drivers has caused a sharp increase in the state’s prison population over the past 15 years.