St. Anthony To Vote On Keeping Police In Falcon Heights

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota city that employed the police officer who fatally shot a black motorist is preparing to end its patrols of the town where the shooting happened last year.

St. Anthony initially intended to negotiate a new contract with Falcon Heights. Instead, Falcon Heights’ city administrator says St. Anthony’s council will vote July 11 to end its policing contract with Falcon Heights.

A jury this month acquitted St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez for shooting Philando Castile last July.

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  1. Arden Hills, Shoreview, Wht Bear Township, North Oaks, and Little Canada, needs to pay special attention to their own police services. Sheriff take over of Falcon Hghts means fewer patrols in other cities. Assisting squads to calls are going to leave their cities with great distances to cover. Tax payers beware. The thin blue line in the above cities become thinner. St Anthony has a good leadership core. They need to break all ties with Falcon Hghts and move forward.

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