Brandt Williams Feature Archive

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)
Hennepin County District Court Judge Lois Conroy ordered Colin Chisholm to serve 21 months for receiving $168,000 in welfare benefits he did not need. (01/05/2015)
Larry Havluck has brought his distinctive voice to the Minneapolis soundtrack for more than 30 years. (12/23/2014)
Protesters with their arms in the air, chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot!" walked through the Mall of America Saturday afternoon, while others gathered in the building's rotunda amid stories-high silver Christmas trees, chanting "Black Lives Matter." (12/20/2014)
An apparent killing at a Maple Grove rest area early Wednesday led to a police chase that ended with officers killing the suspect. (12/17/2014)
Investigators continue to follow leads but haven't made any arrests and continue to ask for the public's help. (12/15/2014)
Citing studies that show female officers are better than males at defusing potentially violent confrontations, some advocates say police departments should hire more women. (12/14/2014)
Officials say the suspect is a white male in his mid-30s wearing a dark colored coat with a horizontal stripe across the chest. (12/09/2014)
Protesters walked from south Minneapolis, blocked part of Interstate 35W and rallied at Minneapolis City Hall protesting police brutality and racism around the country Thursday afternoon. (12/04/2014)
The march and blockade were tied largely to outrage over the refusal of grand juries in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, to indict police officers who killed black men during confrontations. (12/04/2014)