Statement from Chief Medaria Arradondo regarding the Dar Al Farooq Mosque Explosion

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“The Minneapolis Police Department continues to monitor the incident and information released by investigative authorities related to the explosion that occurred at the Dar Al Farooq Mosque in Bloomington, MN earlier today.  At this time there are no known threats to any Minneapolis Mosques or Islamic organizations.  The MPD will work with our local Muslim community […]

Early Evening Shooting Leaves One Dead

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July 28, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Fourth Precinct responded to a 9-1-1 call of a shooting on the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue North around 8:41 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics from Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) along with officers provided […]

Help MPD Identify Arson Suspect

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Minneapolis Police Arson Investigators are looking to identify a suspect in a recent fire believed to be an arson. The fire was started in the early morning hours of July 23, 2017 at a hotel construction site (1103 West Lake St.). Surveillance cameras at a nearby business captured this man entering the construction site multiple […]

Robbery and Stabbing Victim Dies at Hospital

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July 26, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide Unit were notified today the 31-year-old female who had been stabbed during a robbery on July 15, 2017 has died. On July 15, 2017, just after midnight officers from the First Precinct responded to a report of a stabbing in Parking Ramp B, 516 […]

Mayor Hodges and Acting Chief Arradondo Announce Body Camera Policy Change

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July 26, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Acting Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced changes in the Police Department’s Body Worn Camera (BWC) Policy today. The changes, which go into effect in three days, require officers to begin recording when they are dispatched to any call for service, or take part in self-initiated activity. […]

Records Released Related to 7/15/17 Officer-Involved Shooting

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The city of Minneapolis is responding to several data practice requests related to the officer-involved on July 15, 2017. All publicly-available data will be posted at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/records/frequent as soon as it is approved for release. Please check back for updates as more information will be added as it becomes available.  Public Information Report – MPD […]

There is No “Fast-Track” Training Option for MPD Officers

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There is some incorrect information being circulated about MPD’s officer training programs, including that there is a “Fast-Track” option. That is simply not true. To set the record straight about the training and qualifications of MPD Officers: New officers, with no previous law enforcement experience, can join the Minneapolis Police Department as either a Recruit […]