A look into the MPD Crime Lab for National Forensic Science Week

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September 18, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Proper forensic science plays an important role in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty. Therefore, we recognize the scientific and technical professionals that serve our community in this vital position during National Forensic Science Week (September 15-21, 2019). In honor of […]

With a heavy heart, we say goodbye to Diego

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August 27, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – We have some sad news to pass along. Over the weekend we said our goodbyes to Diego after he was injured and had to be put down. This horse was truly a fan favorite. Diego was a 21-year-old Tennessee Walker who came into the Mounted Patrol Unit 10 years ago. […]

A Daily Dose of Great Police Work

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A Daily Dose of Great Police Work doesn’t always have to mean feats of heroism, rather it can be an instance when they make a positive impact on someone’s life by a compassionate act. Earlier this week MPD Officers with the help of Metro Transit Officers responded to the Hennepin Ave. bridge in response to […]

MPD announces charges filed in 2016 shooting death of two-year-old

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July 1, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Almost 3 years ago, MPD Officers were dispatched to a local hospital in response to a shooting of two children. The one-year-old survived her injuries, however, the two-year-old tragically died in the hospital. The investigation determined that the victim’s father, Melvonte Peterson, was involved in this shooting, which occurred while […]

Minneapolis authorities announce suspect charged in 2015 death of Susan Spiller

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June 25, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the identification, arrest and charge of a suspect in the 2015 death of Susan Spiller of Minneapolis. “A team of dedicated homicide investigators never lost their commitment to this case,” said Chief Arradondo. “Our hope is to help provide answers and bring justice to the Spiller […]