Graffiti cop moving

Sgt. Rick Duncan, graffiti coordinator for the Minneapolis Police 5th precinct, will leave his position by the end of May to move Downtown to join the organized crime unit, specifically dealing with homeland security.

The department plans to replace Duncan, who will remain graffiti coordinator for the Southwest precinct until the end of May.

Duncan said he enjoyed his work and was recently cited as an expert witness in graffiti by Hennepin County Courts. But he said after working to fight graffiti in Minneapolis for the past three years, he requested a change.