Brandt Williams Feature Archive

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)
After the Minnesota Twins announced that the team signed Torii Hunter to a one-year contract, he and a reporter had a terse exchange over his views on gay marriage. (12/03/2014)
A University of Minnesota study found sidewalks that cut into the roots of Minneapolis boulevard trees made those trees twice as likely as others to topple. (12/02/2014)
According to a complaint, Daquein McNeil struck his girlfriend with a leather belt and tried to strangle her. U of M officials suspended him from the team. (11/26/2014)
Students and activists across the state Tuesday protested the Missouri grand jury's decision. Rallies were peaceful, although a woman was hit by a car during a late afternoon rally in Minneapolis. (11/25/2014)
Relations between Minneapolis police and African-Americans have long been rocky. Police-involved shootings have sparked community unrest. (11/24/2014)
A North Oaks woman permanently blinded by an airbag says she doesn't want others to suffer the same fate. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has taken an interest in her case. (11/24/2014)
Police say two men were wounded after an apparent drug deal turned into an armed robbery. Shots were fired inside a car while a 2-year-old boy sat in the backseat. (11/24/2014)
Law enforcement says it stopped a violent gang feud that's killed and injured more than a dozen people in the metro area over the last several years. (11/21/2014)
Minnesota's DWI courts reduce repeat crimes and save taxpayers around $700,000 a year, according to a study released Wednesday. (11/19/2014)
The Hennepin County Attorney's office charged a 29-year-old St. Paul woman with murder Tuesday for the weekend shooting of another woman at Augies nightclub. (10/21/2014)
Minnesota offenders serve two-thirds of their sentences in prison and one-third on a form of parole. As a convicted sex offender, LaVelle Bible was ordered to serve an extra term. (10/17/2014)