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Minnesota towns to part ways after motorist’s fatal shooting

June 29, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota city that employed the police officer who fatally shot a black motorist is preparing to end its patrols of the nearby town where the shooting happened last year.

St. Anthony initially intended to negotiate a new contract with Falcon Heights. But the new terms included a request to shift all liability to Falcon Heights for St. Anthony officers’ actions within those borders.

Instead, Falcon Heights city administrator Sack Thongvanh tells Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2uoUhau ) St. Anthony’s council will vote July 11 to end its policing contract with Falcon Heights. Falcon Heights is talking with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.

A jury this month acquitted St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez for shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July. St. Anthony says it intends to dismiss Yanez.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org

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