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

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)
A report released Monday by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows more Minnesotans have valid permits to carry firearms than at any time since the state revamped the gun law in 2003. (03/02/2015)
The Minneapolis police officer shot and wounded over the weekend has been released from the hospital. Community leaders say the incident is helping bring police and neighbors closer. (02/23/2015)
Hennepin County prosecutors declined to charge a man who drove into a teen during a November protest in Minneapolis. Police have sent their findings to the city attorney for possible action. (02/12/2015)
The lawsuit brought by a teenager alleges a police officer at Patrick Henry High School put the teen in a neck restraint until he lost consciousness. (02/06/2015)
A Minneapolis woman has been charged with 53 felony counts for filing false income tax statements on behalf of her clients and failing to file her own returns. (02/06/2015)
David Winters died of a self-inflicted gunshot and was dead when officers entered the Jordan, Minn., home where he was hiding, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Wednesday. (02/04/2015)
A civil lawsuit claims 34-year-old Dawn Pfister was either sitting or lying down and posed no threat to officers when she was shot. (02/03/2015)
Raymond Kmetz wound his way through legal and mental health facilities for years. ​Here's a look at what happened and when. (01/29/2015)
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Peijan Hodges pleaded guilty to attacking two women just hours apart one afternoon last October in one of the large parking ramps near Target Center. (01/26/2015)
Minnesota law enforcement officers have shot and killed at least 60 people since 2008. The stories behind the numbers show the myriad ways these sometimes-volatile encounters can turn deadly. (01/26/2015)
The Hennepin County Attorney's office has charged a Farmington couple in a scheme involving more than $5,300 worth of American Girl dolls. (01/22/2015)
Police and community leaders hope small gatherings, like one Tuesday night at a north Minneapolis police station, will ease tensions between officers and people of color. (01/21/2015)
Despite positive crime data, Chief Janee Harteau spent more time Thursday answering questions about how to improve relations between police and people of color. (01/15/2015)