Robbinsdale Police Shoot Woman Who Was Allegedly Wielding Knife

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Victim's mother tells Black Lives Matter police are lying, daughter was unarmed

At 5:41 last night police responded to a call about an unwanted person at an apartment building in Robbinsdale.

When Robbinsdale police arrived, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says officers encountered an adult female with a knife who was shot after she "refused to comply with an officer's commands."

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Minneapolis Cop Caught on Tape Threatening to Break 17-Year-Old's Leg [UPDATE]

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"If you fuck with me I'm going to break your leg before you get a chance to run"

According to Fox 9, on March 18 a 17-year-old named Faysal Mohamed had just finished playing basketball with some friends at the Blaisdell YMCA in south Minneapolis when cops pulled over their car.

As Mohamed was stepping out of the car he starting recording on his phone, catching an unidentified male officer threatening to break his leg.

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Why Do Only 30 Minneapolis Cops Live Within the City?

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Compared to departments in other big cities, the number of MPD officers who live within city limits is way low.

Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis President John Delmonico has heard the argument for years. He didn't buy it then. He's not buying it now.

"I certainly don't believe for a moment that if a cop doesn't live in the same city where he works that he's not going to give 100 percent," says the lieutenant, who's been the union chief since 1999. "To me it's a non-issue and the one people bring up because it's easy to point at."

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Cop Zach Messmer Tells Critic to "Hang Urself," Gets Unique Punishment

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Zach Messmer's Facebook
A cop who told a critic to "hang urself" will be teaching other cops about the dangers of social media
For starters, Darryl Danielson would like an apology.

A few weeks ago Fargo police officer Zach Messmer told Danielson to "hang urself" on Facebook after Danielson criticized the University of North Dakota and Grand Forks Police Departments over how they handled the aftermath of a police shooting.

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Cloquet Police Officer Mark Laine Was Drunk When He Caused Fatal Car Crash

Categories: Crime, Drunk, Police

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Laine's BAC was .178 at the time of the crash

On March 5 Fay Dahlman was driving in to work the night shift at Community Memorial Hospital, where she worked as a nurse for the last 12 years.

Just after 11 p.m. she passed North Road, heading south by the regionally famous Gordy's Hi-Hat drive-in restaurant and just a few blocks away from the hospital. Suddenly, a brand-new Ford F-150 pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into her 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe head-on.

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St. Paul Police Shoot and Kill Armed Man in East Side Standoff

Categories: Police, St. Paul

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This was the St. Paul Police Department's second fatal shooting of the year

Yesterday afternoon St. Paul police responded to a call at 3:20 p.m. about a man who was waving a rifle around at 411 White Bear Ave.

"It could've been the yard, the porch, the doorway, but he was seen by residents [waving a rifle], which gave great concern to the neighborhood," St. Paul Sgt. Paul Paulos told reporters.

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Fargo Police Officer Zach Messmer Tells Cop Critic to "Do Us All a Favor and Hang Urself"

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Zach Messmer's Facebook
Not a particularly effective community policing technique

Around 12:45 a.m. Saturday police in Fargo opened fire on a 41-year-old man in a pickup after he led police on a multi-county chase, according to the Grand Forks Herald. His wife says he was shot six times, including at least once in the face.

Police have not named any officers involved or said much else about the shooting, leading a man named Darryl Danielson to criticize Fargo PD on WDAY-TV's Facebook page.

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Former Minneapolis Cop Lee Meili Arrested for Meth Possession

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In 2004 Minneapolis paid $1 million to settle a police brutality suit brought against him

A former Minneapolis cop who once cost the city $1 million to settle a police brutality case against him was arrested in Bloomington Tuesday for possessing meth and impersonating an officer.

According to the charges, employees at the Northwood Hotel told police who were making the rounds that a suspicious man had rented a room with Minneapolis police credentials.

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Minneapolis Paying Dontae Thomas $25K and His Lawyers $115K to Settle Cop Chokehold Suit

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Another payout for police misconduct in Minneapolis
Today the Minneapolis City Council is set to tentatively approve a $140,000 settlement because a cop allegedly choked out Dontae Thomas, who was a senior at Patrick Henry High School when the incident occurred back in January 2012.

Under the terms of the settlement, Thomas will receive $25,000 and his lawyers with Gaskins, Bennett, Birrell and Schupp will have $115,000 in legal bills paid by the city.

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Brian Fitch Yells Obscenities at Judge After Being Found Guilty of Murdering Cop

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Ramsey County
Fitch will serve life in prison for shooting Patrick, who left behind his wife and two teenage daughters
Last night a Stearns County jury debated for nine hours before finding Brian Fitch guilty of all nine counts he was charged with stemming from the murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick last summer.

After the verdict was read Fitch went off on Judge Mary Thiesen. Here's what he said, according to Fox 9:

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