Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Chief wants volunteer chaplains "fully engaged" in improving relations between cops, citizens. (09/18/2014)
Ricky James Bedell refused to take part in a chemical dependency program in October because he would be required to talk about the crime that got him locked up. (09/15/2014)
Flowers alleges he was beaten by officers who came to arrest his teenage daughter. (09/10/2014)
Mayor Betsy Hodges told the cadets that the city faces a challenge in erasing racial disparities. (09/10/2014)
The nonprofit Land and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis argues an appropriate environmental review hasn't been conducted on the route. (09/08/2014)
Minneapolis police cite gang violence as a factor in the rising number of shootings in north Minneapolis. An officer who grew up there said police must work with residents to address crime. (09/05/2014)
Five months ago, the city appeared to be on a collision course with the Metropolitan Council over the project. (08/29/2014)
The videotaped arrest of a man by St. Paul Police in January has been the talk of social media this week -- so much so that Police Chief Tom Smith felt compelled to defend his officers. (08/28/2014)
Abu-Huraira Islamic Center proposed a mosque at the old Medtronic headquarters in St. Anthony at 3055 Old Highway 8. The City Council voted 4-1 in June 2012 not to issue a conditional use permit for the mosque, citing appropriate land use. (08/27/2014)
A number of police departments around the state are either using or planning to use body cameras on officers. It's remains unclear, however, clear is whether the cameras are helping to catch criminals or protect police from lawsuits. (08/26/2014)
In one case, a 15-year-old girl alleges she was beaten up by two police officers in March of 2013. (08/25/2014)
According to the charges, Michael John Merten III and Robert Hilgren got into a shouting match in the middle of Rice Street near County Road B2 in Little Canada. The complaint says Merten shoved Hilgren at least three times before pushing him into the path of an oncoming car. (08/22/2014)
Philip and Virginia Carlson were contractors who stole money from an office development project that was never finished. (08/21/2014)
In Minneapolis, some civil rights advocates worry that longstanding tensions between police and the African-American community could erupt along similar fault lines. Some fear that despite efforts by the police department to improve its relationship with the community, the problem persists. (08/15/2014)
The Mustafa family paid runners to get thousands of phones "through robberies, burglaries, shoplifting, and fraud and identity-theft schemes" and then sold the devices across the U.S. and overseas, the indictment charges. (08/12/2014)