Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Some members of the Minneapolis City Council asked pointed questions Wednesday about the city's new system of investigating civilian complaints against Minneapolis police officers. The city recently released a report that found that out of more than 300 complaints filed, so far, none of the cases reviewed by chief Janee Harteau has resulted in disciplinary action. (08/21/2013)
Some Minneapolis City Council members are skeptical of proposals to build tunnels through parts of the city for the Southwest Light Rail line. (08/20/2013)
The city's animal care and control office takes in nearly 4,000 animals a year. Renae Elert's dog, Tucker, was the first to be reunited with its family through Minneapolis' new lost-pet website. (08/19/2013)
None of the complaints against Minneapolis police officers filed under the city's new civilian review system have resulted in punishment from the police chief, a city report released Friday shows. (08/16/2013)
Darron Luhrsen, 26, of Minneapolis drowned after the Pontiac Sunfire veered off West River Parkway, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The car crashed through a security fence near the Stone Arch bridge and fell into the river. (08/15/2013)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Police Chief Janee Harteau on Tuesday expressed outrage over the behavior of two city police officers heard using profanity and racially offensive language in Green Bay last month. (07/30/2013)
A community vigil will be held this evening in north Minneapolis to remember a toddler killed by a stray bullet in 2011. (07/29/2013)
For nearly two decades, Carifest has held annual fundraisers and outdoor festivals featuring the food and music of various Caribbean island nations. The group also raises money to help those nations recover from natural disasters. (07/26/2013)
Data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics between 1980 and 2008 show that most justifiable homicides occur between people of the same race. (07/18/2013)
Some Minneapolis residents who live near a proposed light rail line are becoming increasingly worried as the Metropolitan Council gets closer to making crucial decisions. This week, the Met Council will present a set of cost estimates for the Southwest light rail line at a pair of public meetings. And some fear one cost of the new light rail line will be the degradation of valuable trails and park land. (07/15/2013)
The organizers of a weekend revival and rally against crime and violence in Minneapolis say they want to reach out directly to people who need help turning their lives around. (07/13/2013)
Organizers of a gun-violence awareness rally today in north Minneapolis say they want to see tougher gun laws at the state and federal levels. (07/10/2013)
The water is back on at Target Center after a break in a 16-inch main left the facility without water for most of the day. The water opened a large sinkhole a downtown Minneapolis street. (07/09/2013)
The Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission still doesn't have a final figure on how many trees were damaged. The city removed more than 2,500 trees after the May 2011 North Minneapolis tornado. (07/08/2013)
Members of the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission say the city needs to accelerate its efforts to combat the emerald ash borer. (07/07/2013)