Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Reports of violent crime in Minneapolis in 2012 appear to have leveled off after an upswing earlier in the year. (12/26/2012)
Company records from Accent Signage released Monday by the Minneapolis Police Department show that Andrew Engeldinger was reprimanded for chronic tardiness just a week before he went on a shooting rampage that left six people dead. (12/24/2012)
Members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation respond to the National Rifle Association's proposal today to add armed police officers at all U.S. schools. (12/21/2012)
A federal jury Thursday awarded a demoted Minneapolis firefighter $420,000, plus attorneys' fees yet to be determined. (12/20/2012)
Some local gun sellers say last week's mass shooting in Connecticut has prompted customers to buy guns for personal safety as well as protection against possible future gun restrictions. (12/19/2012)
Testimony in a workplace retaliation lawsuit involving the Minneapolis Fire Department began today in U.S. District Court. (12/18/2012)
The Minneapolis Fire Department will start accepting applications next month for new firefighters. (12/17/2012)
The Minneapolis City Council approved the city's 2013 budget Wednesday night after a brief and non-contentious public hearing at City Hall. (12/13/2012)
After a brief and non-contentious public hearing, the Minneapolis City Council approved the city's 2013 budget Wednesday evening at City Hall. (12/13/2012)
Nearly 20 years after a Minneapolis police sergeant became the first openly gay officer, the city now has its first openly gay police chief. The number of out lesbian and gay police officers in Minneapolis has increased over the years. Some police officials say the increase in numbers and visibility of gay and lesbian officers has changed the culture of the department. (12/12/2012)
In the wake of the accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old boy Wednesday, Minneapolis police are reminding gun owners to keep their firearms away from small children. (12/06/2012)
Janee Harteau, the first female and first openly gay police chief in Minneapolis history, was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony at City Hall. (12/04/2012)
Minneapolis elections officials say high voter turnout and thousands of same-day registrations led to long lines at some polling sites on Election Day. (12/03/2012)
The Richfield Police Department is investigating an incident in October involving a convicted felon found in a minivan full of rifles and shotguns. (12/03/2012)
The Minneapolis City Council Friday morning approved the appointment of Janee Harteau as the city's next police chief. (11/30/2012)