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John Harrington

May 28, 2010

St. Paul’s top cop will run for Senate seat

St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington filed today to run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Mee Moua. He is the fifth DFL candidate to officially join the race to represent St. Paul's East Side.

May 27, 2010

MPD chief attends meeting with Holder on AZ immigration law

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan was among a group of ten law-enforcement officials who met with Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday to express concerns about Arizona's controversial crackdown on illegal immigration. The police chiefs warned Holder that the law would inhibit immigrants from coming forward with important information needed by cops to solve crimes.

May 19, 2010

Soon-to-be St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith’s first task: fixing frayed relations between department, cops

Incoming St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith knows his biggest immediate challenge will be to repair the tattered relationship between the department’s leadership and rank-and-file cops.

May 7, 2010

Minneapolis and St. Paul police chiefs oppose Arizona-style immigration law

The chiefs of the two largest police departments in the state are opposed to legislation modeled on Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law. Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan and St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington issued a joint statement today urging lawmakers to oppose the measure. Thomas Smith, who will become St. Paul's top cop next month, also signed off on the statement.

Mar 26, 2010

Moua backs down on gang database ban

Sen. Mee Moua has dropped her proposal to prohibit law enforcement agencies from maintaining electronic databases of gang members. The proposed ban -- designed to protect privacy and civil liberties -- had drawn pointed criticism from some law enforcement officials.

Mar 10, 2010

St. Paul police chief prepares to retire, and he’s leaving some angry cops behind

John Harrington knows the last thing he will say to his successor as St. Paul police chief when he hands over his office keys on June 30. “Take good care of my kids.”

Dec 21, 2009

Swanson named a top 10 lawyer

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has been named one of America's top 10 lawyers for 2009 by Lawyers USA, a Dolan Media company.

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