Minneapolis Police

  • Far-Right Stirs Violence Against Anti-Trump Protests

    October 7, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – An upcoming Trump rally announced for Thursday, October 10 at the downtown Target Center in Minneapolis has local left-leaning groups organizing counter-protests while national right-wing groups conflate their plans with false claims of terrorism. Plans to hold the GOP political rally in…...
  • Killed by Police: Thurman Blevins Remembered One Year Later

    June 23, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot recently sat down with Darlynn Blevins, sister of 31-year-old father of three, Thurman “June” Blevins, who was killed by Minneapolis police after being shot in the back while running down a North Minneapolis alley on June 23, 2018. In the…...
  • No Charges Filed in Blevins’ Killing as Body Camera Footage is Released

    July 31, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – In an arduous 16 hours for Thurman Blevins’ family and friends, body camera footage showing Blevins death was published and the next morning it was announced that no charges would be filed against the officers involved in fatally shooting Blevins. Hennepin County…...
  • Record Numbers of Complaints Against Minneapolis Police Amidst Ketamine and Killings

    July 28, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – The public has filed staggering numbers of complaints against the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) in 2018, and high-profile incidents of police misconduct, brutality, and killings have embroiled the department. A year after an MPD officer killed an unarmed Australian, Justine Damond, and…...
  • Questions Remain in Blevins Killing as Mayor Promises Footage Release by End of July

    July 23, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – After continued pressure, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Friday, July 21 that the body camera footage from the officers who killed Thurman Blevins last month will likely be released to the public by the end of July. Official reports have shown inconsistencies…...
  • Body Cam Videos of Police Killing Blevins to be Released Post-BCA Interviews

    June 27, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Mayor Jacob Frey announced the City of Minneapolis will release police body camera footage of Thurman ‘Junior’ Blevins’ death as soon as the Blevins family is consulted and all of the witnesses have been interviewed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).…...
  • Witnesses Claim Thurman ‘Jun’ Blevins was Unarmed when Killed by Minneapolis PD

    June 24, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Minneapolis Police officers shot and killed 31-year-old father, Thurman ‘Jun’ Blevins, in the Camden neighborhood of north Minneapolis. The police and the mayor’s version of events place Blevins with a gun, yet all witness statements contradict that…...
  • Police Kill Man in North Minneapolis

    June 23, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot is reporting from the site where Minneapolis police just killed a man in North Minneapolis, Thurman Blevins, who is said to be 30 or 31 years old. We are at the scene and collecting witness testimony. UPDATED POST – Sunday…...
  • Scores of Officers Pulled from Contentious ‘BulletProof’ Police Training as Community Protests

    May 16, 2018
    Bloomington, MN – Around twenty law enforcement officers have been pulled from a highly contentious tactical training course called BulletProof that is taking place on May 16 and 17 at the Mall of America in Minnesota. At least three agencies have publicly stated that they’ve…...
  • Jury Finds Minneapolis Cop Not Guilty for Shooting at Car With Six Youth

    February 21, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On Tuesday, February 20, a Hennepin County jury found Minneapolis Police Officer Efrem Hamilton not guilty on multiple felony charges for shooting at a car occupied by six young adults. Hamilton was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless discharge…...