Crime, Law and Justice

Minnesota state trooper faces multiple felony charges after fatal Rochester crash
The charges allege that trooper Shane Roper was traveling at 83 mph in a 40 mph zone in Rochester — without his emergency lights activated — when he collided with two other vehicles in May. The crash killed 18-year-old Olivia Flores of Owatonna.
‘Bob’s Burgers’ actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot
Jay Johnston, 55, of Los Angeles, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty to civil disorder, a felony. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols is scheduled to sentence Johnston on Oct. 7.
Alec Baldwin goes on trial this week, nearly 3 years after fatal ‘Rust’ shooting
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in 2021 when a prop gun went off on the western film “Rust” set. Alec Baldwin is charged with involuntary manslaughter and faces up to 18 months behind bars.
1 dead, 5 injured in three overnight shootings in Minneapolis
Police are investigating after an 18-year-old was fatally shot in south Minneapolis on Sunday evening. It was one of three separate shootings reported Sunday night and early Monday morning, which left five other people injured.
30 people arrested amid July 4 chaos in Minneapolis
Police arrested 30 people and cited five others amid a night of chaos that centered around the Dinkytown neighborhood. The suspects range in age from 15 to 23; the majority are adults.
Bloomington police chief discusses police car karaoke and AI facial recognition at Mall of America
Bloomington Police Chief Booker T. Hodges says he takes “the blame or credit” for a new YouTube series he hopes will get the public to pay attention to issues they might not otherwise while having a little fun.