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

Searching a suspect for drugs
A recent report showed that officers rarely provide details of so-called "suspicious person" stops. (04/15/2015)
Torii Hunter acknowledged the fans.
So far this season, the Twins have struggled. On Monday, the Kansas City Royals beat the Twins 12-3, and Minnesota dropped to 1-6 under new manager Paul Molitor. (04/13/2015)
Suspicious vehicle
Minneapolis police officers rarely record details of their encounters with people they detain but ultimately don't arrest, a civilian review board says. (04/09/2015)
Police have one suspect in custody. A second subject, described as an adult male, remains at large. (04/08/2015)
With a focus on local and twists on the classics, new offerings at the Twins' ballpark include Red Cow burgers and a Bloody Mary garnished with cold pizza. (04/07/2015)
Two Minneapolis City Council members say the laws are grounded in racism and want them off the books. They took the first steps Friday. (04/03/2015)
Superintendent Willie Jett says school staff and administrators are listening to suggestions from students and may make policy changes. (03/27/2015)
Of the 26 cadets who started their training Monday at the Minneapolis Police Academy, eight are women and seven are people of color. (03/23/2015)
Drivers who drink, for example, tend to believe they can handle their alcohol. (03/17/2015)
A Brooklyn Center man scheduled to be sentenced this week for attempted murder is involved in a feud that law enforcement officials call one of the most violent they've ever seen. (03/17/2015)
Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Angela Carter, a former school lunch cook, admitted to buying two guns for her boyfriend, 20-year-old gang member Keniko Bland. (03/11/2015)
Eleven people who participated in a Dec. 20 demonstration at the Mall of America are charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly. They have pleaded not guilty. (03/10/2015)
Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson said that protest organizers face thousands of dollars in fines and restitution, for extra security costs. (03/09/2015)
Kibbie Shakeel Walker, 23, admitted to firing multiple shots at a car outside the Hennepin County Medical Center, hitting a pregnant female passenger in the leg. (03/05/2015)
According to court documents, members of the Young N Thuggin and Taliban gangs frequently travel to St. Cloud and Duluth in Minnesota, and to Fargo, N.D., to sell drugs. (03/04/2015)