Minneapolis crowd rallies, claims incidents of police brutality

Several dozen people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Friday to protest what they claim is brutality by city police. Among the protesters was Zach King -- a man acquitted of manslaughter in 2008 after his pit-bull mauled his 7-year-old son to death -- who produced photos and a video of alleged abuse by authorities.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Several dozen people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Friday to protest what they claim is brutality by city police. Among the protesters was Zach King -- a man acquitted of manslaughter in 2008 after his pit-bull mauled his 7-year-old son to death -- who produced photos and a video of alleged abuse by authorities.

Next Up

Mayor Brad Wiersum

'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

YouTube - Jeopardy screengrab minneapolis

Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

Pexels - woman shop mask covid CROP

35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

covid, coronavirus

CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

Flickr - smoke McGregor minnesota wildfire July 29 2021 - Lorie Shaull

'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

Alexis Saborit

Charges: Woman killed in horrific Shakopee attack was trying to leave suspect

The shocking incident happened at an intersection Wednesday afternoon.

3M Open, Tony Finau

Multiple injuries after pickup crashes into shuttle bus at 3M Open

Blaine police listed 25 people as being involved in the collision.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Teen arrested in connection to recent St. Cloud shootings

The shootings, which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday, did not result in injury or property damage.

Related

St. Paul investigates video of police brutality, man kicked in head charged

A video showing a St. Paul police officer kicking a suspect lying on the sidewalk has sparked a police brutality investigation. Mayor Chris Coleman says the video raises serious questions and says he spoke with Police Chief Thomas Smith, who then launched the investigation.

King, queen of Norway draw crowds by the hundreds in Duluth

King Harald V followed his father's footsteps as he and Queen Sonja participated in a rededication ceremony for Enger Tower.

Police investigate beating, torture of pit bull in Savage

Police are investigating after Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) reported the beating and torture of a pit bull in Savage Wednesday. MARS reported on its Facebook page that the pit bull, named Caesar, was let out in his fenced yard by his owner with two other dogs, and 20 minutes later he was discovered limping and bleeding in his family's driveway. The other dogs were unharmed.

Police brutality alleged after 12 Occupy MN protesters arrested

In addition to the allegations by demonstrators in Minneapolis, a KSTP news photographer says he was roughed up and his camera damaged by police as he tried to tape the arrests. Police booked the protesters for blocking traffic and for public nuisance offenses. Another demonstration is planned for Monday.

Hoodie sweatshirts become symbol of protest at Minneapolis rally

Hundreds of people wearing hooded sweatshits turned out at a march and rally at the University of Minnestoa. The gathering was an expression of solidarity with an unarmed Florida teenager shot and killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman.

City of St. Paul expected to settle police brutality case for $400K

The St. Paul City Council Wednesday was expected to settle for $400,000 a case of police brutality filed by a mother and a son over an alleged incident at their home involving St. Paul police in October 2010. The settlement was the largest in a case of police brutality in the city's history.

Gun incidents fast on the rise in St. Paul

In the first five months of this year, gun incident reports were up 65 percent, compared with the average for the same period between 2008 and 2010, a Pioneer Press analysis found. Reports of shots fired and aggravated assaults involving guns over the winter months were double of what has been typical. Law enforcement officials and community members are gathering to talk about gun violence issues Thursday.