The Star Tribune found more than 500 Minnesota police officers, including 143 who are still on the job, with criminal convictions. Less than one-quarter were disciplined by the state’s licensing board.


The paper matched names and dates of birth of licensed police officers against the state’s conviction database, requested hundreds of pages of police and court documents and reviewed data and documents from the licensing board.

The 4-part series ran Oct 1-4, 2017.