MPD

  • 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…...
  • US Attorney Drops Remaining Trump Inauguration Protest Charges

    July 6, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today in DC Superior Court, federal prosecutors filed notice of their intention to drop charges against all remaining defendants facing charges from protests against President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. All defendants had originally faced felony charges of conspiracy to riot,…...
  • 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).…...
  • Federal Prosecutors Drop Eight More Trump Inauguration Protest Cases

    June 13, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today eight more cases were dropped in the felony dragnet prosecution of protesters mass-arrested during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, 2017. Legal motions filed by prosecutors on Wednesday, June 13th, sought to dismiss cases against six defendants who had been scheduled…...
  • Second Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Ends In Acquittals/Mistrials

    June 7, 2018
    Washington, DC – The US government has again failed to secure convictions in its mass felony prosecution of anti-Trump protesters arrested during the presidential inauguration on January 20 (J20), 2017. After the first trial ended in full acquittals late last year, the second trial has…...
  • Another Trump Inauguration Protester Acquitted at Trial

    June 6, 2018
    Washington, DC – As jury deliberations drag on in the second trial of protesters mass-arrested during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, another partial verdict was reached in the morning of June 6. Jurors found defendant Seth Cadman not guilty on all charges, with…...
  • More Trump Inauguration Protest Arrestees Have Charges Dismissed

    June 4, 2018
    Washington, DC – The case brought by the US Attorney against protesters mass-arrested opposing President Trump’s inauguration suffered several more losses early this week. On Monday morning, federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the remaining charges against 3 defendants who had been scheduled to go to…...
  • Second J20 Trial Heads To Jury Despite Court Sanctions Against Prosecutors

    June 1, 2018
    Washington, DC – On Thursday, May 31, a major blow was dealt to the federal prosecution of anti-Trump protesters mass-arrested during Inauguration Day on January 20 (J20), 2017. DC Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin ruled that the US Attorney had misled him by not…...