Around the state: Suspect in mail carrier shooting found dead

March 25, 2017 GMT

Mother of man killed by St. Paul police asks to see video

ST. PAUL — The mother of a man killed by St. Paul police is asking to view video that she says may show her son’s final moments.

Cordale Quinn Handy, of Waukegan, Ill., died of multiple gunshot wounds last week. Authorities have said the 29-year-old Handy, who was black, pointed a gun at police before he was shot.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has said video from a nearby building doesn’t capture the full incident.

Kim Handy sent a letter to state and local authorities Tuesday, saying she believes two seized cellphones contain audio and video of her son — and she wants to see the footage.

A Department of Public Safety spokesman says authorities can arrange for the family to see the video after the investigation is complete and before it’s publicly released.

Dayton vetoes bill scaling back utility regulatory oversight


ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have decreased the oversight of a state electric utility regulator.

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill earlier this month altering the Public Utilities Commission’s responsibilities for electric co-ops. It would have given authority to handle disputes about fees for installing solar panels or wind generators to a third-party mediator.

Dayton says that eliminated the commission’s consumer protection role. He voted the bill Monday night.

It’s Dayton’s first veto of the 2017 session in which he’ll square off against the Republican-controlled Legislature.

But the fight over the Public Utilities Commission may not be over. Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo said that the next step is to include the oversight change in a budget bill later this year.

Suspect in mail carrier shooting found dead

CROOKSTON — Sheriff’s officials in northwestern Minnesota say a man is dead after shooting a mail carrier’s vehicle and a deputy’s squad car.

Authorities say the mail carrier was making deliveries late Monday morning when gunshots shattered the rear window of his vehicle in Polk County. A deputy who responded to Northland Township was confronted by a man with a rifle. The deputy called for help and other law enforcement agencies responded.

Officials say the man fired at the deputy, striking the squad car. One officer returned fire. The man was later found dead outside his home with a high-powered rifle. Authorities haven’t said who fired the fatal shot.

A dozen law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Border Patrol, responded to the scene. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will investigate.