Press Releases

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

“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 the professional service Minneapolis police officers provide each and every day in our community. We have created a culture of accountability and have demonstrated when incidents occur that do not meet those standards, action is taken to hold individuals accountable. We understand the community’s desire for transparency and will provide as much information as possible once state law allows us to do so.”