Brandt Williams Feature Archive

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has for decades had a work environment that is hostile to black women, say two officers who complain of persistent sexual harassment and discrimination. (11/18/2013)
A Washington County judge today will review the mental health status of accused murderer Nhan Lap Tran. (11/15/2013)
The Minneapolis police officer who hit a motorcycle driven by Ivan Romero Olivares will not face punishment. (11/14/2013)
Construction workers today placed the final beam atop a 26-story luxury apartment high-rise that signals a new housing boom in downtown Minneapolis. (11/13/2013)
Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman will not run for re-election when her term ends next year. (11/08/2013)
An election in which three candidates in their 30s won Minneapolis City Council races made it clear that the city's demographics are changing, and voters want younger, newer and more diverse representation. (11/07/2013)
A federal magistrate judge Friday approved a $1 million settlement between Hennepin County and a man with mental illness who partially blinded himself while in the county jail in 2012. (11/01/2013)
Officials expect winners in all races to be declared by the end of next week. (10/30/2013)
According to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 18 and 22 veterans across the country die from suicide every day. The study is based on numbers from fewer than half of U.S. states. Researchers say the government's treatment programs have led to improvements, but that the agency needs to do more to prevent military suicides. (10/25/2013)
Minneapolis city officials are considering whether to issue wearable cameras to police officers as a way to increase police officer accountability and help defeat frivolous brutality complaints and lawsuits. (10/18/2013)
According to a petition filed last week, the boy had a recent history of leaving home overnight without permission. (10/16/2013)
So far this year, there have been 33 homicides in Minneapolis. This killing is an outlier because of the ages of the two men involved. (10/15/2013)
Reporter Brandt Williams examines the amount the city of Minneapolis has paid in officer-related lawsuit settlements and judgments over the last few years. The most recent settlement was just last week. (10/04/2013)
About a dozen volunteers with Organizing for Action, a group that supports President Barack Obama, protested outside the Social Security Administration office urging legislators to reopen the government. (10/02/2013)
Lt. June Johnson, an African-American, said a white male supervisor who promoted her told her she only got the promotion because she was black and told her she didn't belong with the department. (10/01/2013)