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Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez is the senior political reporter for the Reformer. Ricardo is not new to Minnesota politics, previously reporting on the Dayton administration and statehouse for The Star Tribune from 2014 to 2017, and the Republican National Convention in 2016. Previously, he was a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times covering the California economy. He's a Las Vegas native who has adopted Minnesota as his home state. In his spare time, he likes to run, cook and volunteer with Save-a-Bull, a Minneapolis dog rescue group.

Police in Brooklyn Center fire tear gas into a crowd of people protesting the police shooting of 20-year-old Daute Wright on April 11, 2021 | Chad Davis, Minnesota Reformer

Protests and looting follow police shooting of Black man in Minnesota

By: - April 12, 2021

Hundreds of protesters faced off with Brooklyn Center police officers overnight at the department’s police headquarters hours after the Sunday afternoon police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington and other law enforcement officials gave an overnight press conference where they provided an update about the response to the civil unrest […]