Libor Jany

Reporter

Libor Jany is the Minneapolis crime reporter for the Star Tribune. He joined the newspaper in 2013, after stints in newsrooms in Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Mississippi. He spent his first year working out of the paper's Washington County bureau, focusing on transportation and education issues, before moving to the Dakota County team.

Jany got his start in journalism in the sports department of his hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He attended Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) and Mississippi State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. In his free time, he likes traveling, having visited 25 countries on six continents, including Pakistan in the summer of 2017. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and has lived in Gabon, France and seven U.S. states.

Minneapolis Voters to Decide Fate of Police Department on Nov. 2
With citywide elections looming in November, Minneapolis faces a choice about what the future of policing looks like and whether the Minneapolis Police Department can reshape itself into the needs of a changed world often full of mistrust for law enforcement since George Floyd's murder and the protests and riots that followed.
October 9, 2021
Groups Arise, Spurred by Minneapolis Gun Violence, to Enact Early Interventions
Timing is everything when it comes to traumatic events, advocates say.
September 2, 2021
In Time of Greatest Need, Minneapolis Struggles to Recruit New Police Officers
Pursuing diversity, new culture amid departures is an uphill climb for the Minneapolis Police Department.
June 26, 2021
Number of Gunshot Victims in Minneapolis is Up 90% From Last Year; Solutions Elusive
As Minneapolis struggles to develop a new approach to public safety amid intense scrutiny of its police department, it faces a depressingly familiar problem: how to curb surging gun violence as the weather warms.
June 19, 2021
Even Before Latest Probe, Feds Deeply Familiar With Minneapolis Police
The Justice Department has launched inquiries into Minneapolis Police Department practices dating back decades.
May 24, 2021
Chauvin Trial Again Casts Spotlight on Minneapolis Police Department's Training Program
Over 19 years with the Minneapolis Police Department, Derek Chauvin, the now-fired officer on trial in the death of George Floyd, racked up 17 misconduct complaints and was involved in four on-duty shootings or other fatal encounters. Despite that, Chauvin continued to serve as a field training officer.
April 3, 2021
Chauvin Case Draws Inevitable Comparisons to Another High-Profile Police Murder Trial in Minnesota
Derek Chauvin is the second Minneapolis police officer to stand trial for murder in the last few years, but that is where similarities to Mohamed Noor end, our Local Journalism Initiative partner the Star Tribune finds.
March 27, 2021