Civil Rights

Six months after court order, Minneapolis has yet to publish any...

Following the police killing of George Floyd, the city of Minneapolis entered into an agreement with the state’s Department of Human Rights to reduce...

Ex-Minneapolis cop had history of kicking people in the face

Newly released disciplinary records detail five instances of excessive force by ex-police officer Blayne Lehner, whose misconduct was outlined in a Reformer investigation of...

Nashville attorney Kevin Sharp leads push to free AIM activist Leonard...

Prominent Nashville attorney Kevin Sharp is leading the push to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier, whose conviction 43 years ago has been criticized by...

Minnesota Pardons Board grants Myon Burrell a commutation on his life...

The Minnesota Board of Pardons, a three-person panel comprising Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea,...

The Bad Cops: How Minneapolis protects its worst police officers until...

Officer Blayne Lehner opened the back door of his squad car and grabbed the handcuffed teenager kicking the partition. He ripped Luis Garcia’s 5-foot-5,...

U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer, Pete Stauber sign on to an amicus...

This story has been updated.  U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, the longest serving Minnesota Republican in Congress, signed on to an amicus brief asking the U.S....

With violent crime up, Minneapolis tries something new: Violence interrupters

Muhammad Abdul-Ahad and his crew of about 20 Minneapolis “violence interrupters” were outside of Stop N Shop Tobacco at 17th and Lake Street in...

Future of Minneapolis Police Department at stake in debate between mayor,...

The Minneapolis City Council president clapped back at Mayor Jacob Frey Tuesday for threatening to veto the municipal budget, saying doing so would lead...

Minneapolis City Council cuts police budget for new public safety approach;...

The City Council voted Monday to divert millions in programming and staff out of the Police Department to focus on crime prevention and alternative...

Black America is over-policed and under-protected

The University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs recently released a report detailing the "over-policed and under-protected" experience of residents of north...
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