In Minnesota, Outrage and Sorrow Over Al Franken Allegations

Minnesotans reeled over the news that their senator had become the latest politician accused of mistreating women, though many stopped short of calling for his resignation.

Minneapolis Police Change Body Camera Policy After Fatal Shooting

By MITCH SMITH July 26, 2017 Minneapolis police officers will be required to turn on their body cameras as soon as they start responding to 911 calls, part of a policy overhaul announced on Wednesday as fallout continues from the fatal shooting of an unarmed...

In Minneapolis, Unusual Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why?

By JOHN ELIGON, VIVIAN YEE and MATT FURBER July 22, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — There was something bad going on in the alleyway behind the house, she told her fiancé on the phone, someone who sounded as if she was in distress, maybe a...

Woman Shot by Minneapolis Officer ‘Didn’t Have to Die,’ Police Chief Says

By JOHN ELIGON and MITCH SMITH July 20, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — The mayor and the police chief of this city said on Thursday that Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman killed last weekend by a Minneapolis police officer, should not have been...

Family Asks: Why Did Minneapolis Police Kill Australian 911 Caller?

By MATT FURBER and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA July 17, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — Family members and friends of a woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer voiced anger and frustration on Monday that the authorities had not offered...