Despite a minor increase from last year, violent crime in Minneapolis in 2012 was at its second-lowest rate since 1983, according to the annual crime statistics report. The record low was set in 2011, and police credit an increased focus on youth education and a continued effort to remove handguns from the street as main […]
The city of St. Paul has taken a step towards cracking down on high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 children and adults.
A recent examination of Minnesota records revealed that 85 felons did not submit a required DNA sample in 2010. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi asked Richard Dusterhoft to re-examine case files after it was brought to his attention that some DNA samples weren’t collected. Dusterhoft, who works in the criminal division, said he was alarmed by what […]
A St. Paul police officer used deadly force to subdue an unruly suspect, and the conflicting stories paint a different picture of the events that took place. Officer Joseph Higgins responded to a domestic disturbance call to find another officer, Ramar Davis, with his gun drawn. Davis was commanding Kevin Carroll, 47, to drop his […]
Ramsey County and other criminal justice departments will begin using GPS monitoring to track alleged domestic violence offenders before their trial to ensure compliance with court orders. Very similar to other softwares and a selection of GPS tracking units available for commercial vehicles, the GPS will monitor the location of the defendant in order to […]