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Councilmember cancels meetings with community amid attempt to gut MPD

Minneapolis City Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham once claimed that "community engagement" is key to defunding the police. Now, Cunningham has canceled his "Community Office Hours"...

Number of officers declining at ‘accelerated rate,’ Minneapolis police chief says

The Minneapolis Police Department started 2021 with about 200 fewer police officers than it had at the beginning of last year. The MPD kicked off...

Minneapolis leaders propose new department to ‘supervise’ police officers

Minneapolis City Council members officially introduced a draft amendment to the city charter that would create a new Department of Public Safety and eliminate...

Minneapolis City Council member wants facial recognition banned, says it ‘exacerbates...

Minneapolis City Council member Steve Fletcher wrote an amendment to the city's code of ordinances that would ban facial recognition technology in the police...

Minneapolis City Council members to seek ‘removal of police’ as standalone...

A group of Minneapolis City Council members plan to introduce a proposal that would erase the Minneapolis Police Department as its own separate department. Currently,...

Our most-read stories of 2020

2020 is officially behind us, so let's take a moment to look back on some of the biggest stories from a chaotic year in...

Minneapolis City Council votes to move millions out of police department

The Minneapolis City Council voted to move an additional $7.7 million out of the Minneapolis Police Department early Thursday morning, but backed down from...

Hundreds testify at eight-hour Minneapolis City Council meeting on police budget

More than 400 Minneapolis residents testified during a Minneapolis City Council meeting this week on the 2021 city budget, which could include at least...

Minneapolis mayor stands up to city council: cuts to police ‘irresponsible’

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey did not mince words Monday evening as he took a stand against those who seek to defund the police in...

Minneapolis City Council approves spending $500,000 to fund outside police

(The Center Square) – In a 7-6 Friday vote, the Minneapolis City Council approved a plan to spend roughly $500,000 to temporarily hire outside...