St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith
Recent cases of violent crime in East St. Paul sparked a heated debate on Thursday night. Neighbors packed Arlington Hills Lutheran Church to voice their concerns to city leaders and law enforcement. The community concerns stem from a mid-July shooting that claimed the life of 17-year-old Vincent Allison, and also after a group of people severely beat 26-year-old Ray Widstrand earlier this month.
St Paul’s top cop told a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that a youth outreach program is making inroads in the Somali community.