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 […]

Man Dies from January 7th Shooting

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January 9, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) The adult male victim that had been previously listed in critical condition after an early morning shooting on January 7th has died at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased, as well as the cause and nature of his death. […]

Chief Harteau Adds Resources to Warehouse District; MPD Continues to Address Chronic Criminal Offenders Driving Gun Violence throughout the City

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January 8, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis Police continue to investigate two separate, unrelated incidents of gun violence in the downtown area over the weekend. One incident resulted in a homicide and a non-fatal gunshot wound, the other resulted in 3 injuries. Investigators have determined that the cases are similar in the fact that there were altercations […]

Mayor Hodges & Chief Harteau Announce MPD Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Policy

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Mayor Betsy Hodges and Chief Janeé Harteau held media availability event where they were joined by community leaders who are proud to announce the MPD’s new Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Policy. The idea behind the policy is to create established guidelines based on courtesy and dignity for the appropriate treatment of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming […]

Minneapolis Police Begin Using Body Worn Cameras

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Mayor Hodges, Chief Harteau Release Explanation of Minneapolis Body Camera Policy Community Concerns and Considerations Addressed in Policy July 15th, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janeé Harteau today issued a letter and supporting documents outlining the Minneapolis Police Department body camera policy and many of the considerations that were made when […]