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Minneapolis Police Announce Medaria Arradondo will be Next Assistant Chief

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April 10, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Chief Janeé Harteau is proud to announce Medaria Arradondo will be the MPD’s next Assistant Chief, effective Sunday April 30th. “Rondo, and everyone who knows him calls him Rondo, brings incredible leadership and community building skills to this position. This promotion is part of our very intentional and strategic succession plan, […]

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Female Dies at Hospital after Weekend Shooting

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April 5, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) The adult female victim that had been previously listed in critical condition at North Memorial Hospital died this morning. The name of the victim, along with the cause and nature of her death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The Minneapolis Police Department has assigned 4 detectives to […]

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Male Dies after Late Night Shooting

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March 17, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) At approximately 10:49 p.m., Minneapolis Police responded to a report of a shooting on the 3600 block of Aldrich Avenue North. Officers arrived and located an adult male inside the house suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) by paramedics. The male died […]

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman Announces…Shooting that Killed One, Injured Another Downtown Nets 28 Years

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A Brooklyn Center man pleaded guilty to killing a woman and wounding a man outside a downtown Minneapolis bar and was immediately sentenced to more than 28 years in prison, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Thursday. Sherman Alexander, 31, pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder of 28-year-old Jenna Rae Heilman of Minneapolis and to […]

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Minneapolis Man Charged with Assaulting a Police Officer with his Car

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman Announces: A Minneapolis man has been charged with assault for driving his car at a police officer, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday. Travis Sigurd Gudmundson, 26, is charged with one count of first-degree assault, use of deadly force against a peace officer. According to the criminal complaint, on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]