Statement from Chief Harteau regarding incident and charges involving MPD Officer Efrem Hamilton

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“I am aware of the charges against Officer Efrem Hamilton. I am concerned and disappointed that a Minneapolis Police officer has been accused of criminal conduct and we do not take this matter lightly. The Minneapolis Police Department is committed to serving the City of Minneapolis with honor and integrity. Unfortunately, these accusations distract from […]

Hennepin Attorney Mike Freeman’s Office Announces Charges in Gang Shooting that Killed Innocent Victim

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A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a grandmother, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Thursday.   Joshua Chiazor Ezeka, 20, is charged with second-degree murder, with intent, not pre-meditated in the shooting death of Birdell Beeks, 58.   According to the criminal complaint, Beeks and her granddaughter […]

Minneapolis Experiences Significant Decreases in Homicides, Robberies & Burglaries Despite Rise in Aggravated Assaults Fueled by Repeat Violent Offenders

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Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janeé were joined by Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson this morning to discuss year-end crime statistics from 2016. The Chief identified several positive trends which make the City of Minneapolis a better and safer place to live and work. She also addressed an increase in violent crime fueled […]

Minneapolis Police Activities League – Little Earth

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MPD brought the Minneapolis Police Activities League-PAL​ back to the South Side, starting with an awesome group of girls from Little Earth. Over the past year, the girls learned to play softball and volleyball, participated in a triathlon, and recently started basketball! If you’re interested in signing up your child(ren), volunteering, or donating to the […]

Metro Transit and local law enforcement encourage revelers to “Choose Your Designated Driver”

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New Year’s Eve revelers can make a cost free, potentially life-saving choice Saturday by choosing Metro Transit operators as their designated drivers. Local law enforcement agencies, including the Minneapolis and Saint Paul police departments, Hennepin County and Ramsey County Sheriff’s Offices and the Minnesota State Patrol are calling on people to take advantage of free […]