Brandt Williams

Brandt Williams

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
bwilliams@mpr.org

Brandt Williams is a reporter with MPR News' Metro Unit. At MPR, Brandt has extensively covered city government, public safety and courts; race and justice; and livability issues in the city of Minneapolis. Before coming to MPR in 2000, Brandt was the executive editor of Insight News, the state's largest African American-owned newspaper. He was with Insight for eight years. Brandt grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Speech Communications in 1991.

Brandt Williams Feature Archive

The Hennepin County Attorney's office charged a 29-year-old St. Paul woman with murder Tuesday for the weekend shooting of another woman at Augies nightclub. (10/21/2014)
Minnesota offenders serve two-thirds of their sentences in prison and one-third on a form of parole. As a convicted sex offender, LaVelle Bible was ordered to serve an extra term. (10/17/2014)
According to the complaint, 46-year-old Michael Ralph Whitelaw allegedly failed to report more than $1 million worth of income over a three-year period. (10/15/2014)
Out of almost 800 complaints filed between Oct. 2012 and Sept. 30, 2014, most were resolved or dismissed before they reached Police Chief Janee Harteau's desk. (10/15/2014)
Hennepin County prosecutors have filed rape charges against a 22-year-old homeless man accused of assaulting two women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp earlier this week. (10/10/2014)
Keith Sandberg said the Colfax Avenue fire was the most intense he'd ever encountered. "You're going to do anything to get the kids out." (10/10/2014)
The ability to match casings left behind at shootings can provide valuable leads to solve crimes, officials say. (10/07/2014)
The union that represents county deputies endorsed Sheriff Rich Stanek's opponent, Eddie Frizell, a police and military veteran. (10/06/2014)
Police Chief Janee Harteau skipped a meeting because of a perceived threat. But community groups say they just wanted her to listen. (09/19/2014)
City attorneys deny the officer used excessive force and they say Alicia Joneja resisted the officer's attempts to control her. (09/19/2014)
Chief wants volunteer chaplains "fully engaged" in improving relations between cops, citizens. (09/18/2014)
Ricky James Bedell refused to take part in a chemical dependency program in October because he would be required to talk about the crime that got him locked up. (09/15/2014)
Flowers alleges he was beaten by officers who came to arrest his teenage daughter. (09/10/2014)
Mayor Betsy Hodges told the cadets that the city faces a challenge in erasing racial disparities. (09/10/2014)
The nonprofit Land and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis argues an appropriate environmental review hasn't been conducted on the route. (09/08/2014)