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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 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 […]

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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 […]

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Resignation Statement from Chief Harteau

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Over the 30+ years that I’ve served as a police officer in the City of Mpls, moving up through the ranks to Police Chief, I have woken up every day knowing that this job is not about me.  It is about the members of the communities that we serve and the police officers who protect our residents. […]


Woman Dies at Hospital after Traffic Crash

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July 12, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Second Precinct responded to University Avenue Southeast and Central Avenue Southeast just before 1:30 p.m. for a multi-vehicle personal injury crash. When officers arrived at the scene they found Minneapolis Fire Department personnel administering CPR on an adult female who was involved in the crash. Paramedics arrived and […]