Brandt Williams Feature Archive

The department still needs to decide which cameras to use. Police leaders also need to finalize the rules determining when officers should turn the cameras on and for how long. (06/10/2015)
Hennepin County prosecutors said Brian DeShawn Morse shot and killed two men as they sat in a car on Minneapolis' north side in April. (06/09/2015)
A review finds no evidence the Minneapolis group improperly used state funds. (06/05/2015)
Supporters of the near-unanimous decisions say the laws were often used by police to unfairly target people of color. (06/05/2015)
The city may be ready to make changes to the department after an ACLU report found people of color much more likely than whites to be arrested for low-level crime. (06/04/2015)
The Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday welcomed chastened running back Adrian Peterson back to the team following his suspension from the NFL last fall amid child abuse allegations. (06/02/2015)
A new analysis confirms that people of color are stopped for low-level offenses at much higher rates. (05/28/2015)
USI Wireless already has a wireless network and fiber optic lines in Minneapolis. (05/20/2015)
A day after he was indicted, Minneapolis Officer Michael Griffin on Thursday pleaded not guilty to multiple federal criminal charges, including use of excessive force and perjury. (05/20/2015)
By a 12-1 vote, Minneapolis City Council members gave CenturyLink the go-ahead to challenge Comcast for cable television customers. (05/15/2015)
Minneapolis officials are promising a thorough investigation after protesters say police on Wednesday night sprayed a chemical irritant on a group of demonstrators, including a 10-year-old. (05/14/2015)
Carver County prosecutors say Reinol Godines Vergara, of Richfield, and Edson Celin-Dominguez Benitez, of St. Paul, tied up and beat Earl Olander to death in San Francisco Township. (05/13/2015)
The city's police union contends the ordinances are legitimate law enforcement tools that can help thwart more serious crime. But critics say they're used to target people of color. (05/06/2015)
Prosecutors said Michael Garant illegally bought guns for Ray Kmetz, who shot at police outside a New Hope City Council meeting in January. Officers returned fire, killing Kmetz. (05/01/2015)
Undaunted by criticism, Nekima Levy-Pounds, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas and a leading voice for civil rights, is running for president of the Minneapolis NAACP. (05/01/2015)