When Chris Lollie posted a cellphone video which revealed his police encounter on Jan. 31, it left many with a sense of outrage. But the video doesn’t show everything that happened leading up to his arrest. On Wednesday, St. Paul Police released two DVDs of silent security camera video from the First National Bank Building.
Leaders of St. Paul’s African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.
A community meeting was slated for Monday to talk about a video-taped police arrest back in January. Chris Lollie shot a video as St. Paul Police arrested him in the skyway of the First National Bank Building. Lollie was told he was trespassing and refused to show his ID.
Questions surrounding police judgment have plagued Minnesota officers this week. On more than one occasion, calls to investigate suspicious activity have led to the use of force. Chris Lollie shot a video, that has now gone viral, as St. Paul Police arrested him in a Skyway in January.
The president of the Saint Paul Police Federation has criticized Mayor Chris Coleman for statements he made regarding the arrest of a man that was uploaded to YouTube. The incident involving Chris Lollie and three St. Paul Police officers took place on Jan. 31, but it went viral earlier this week after it was put on the popular video site.
A musician says he’ll file a complaint against police on Friday after he captured his arrest on camera.
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted in Folwell Park in Minneapolis by a group of teenagers around 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. According to Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, the teen, who is a Teen Teamworks employee, was surrounded by a group of approximately 15 teenage girls. The main aggressor then allegedly began hitting the victim with a lock.
A Sauk Rapids man fought police officers, deputies and staff at St. Cloud Hospital after being arrested Saturday afternoon. Shawn Thomas Iees, 26, was spotted by Stearns County deputies and St. Cloud Police officers just before 2 p.m. while walking on Veteran’s Drive near 24th Avenue North in St. Cloud, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s office. Officers attempted to stop Iees, who has three outstanding warrants, but he fled, leading to a brief foot chase.
The family of a man killed by police claim that he was handcuffed and Tasered before being shot. Brooklyn Center police won’t comment on that accusation, but said the shooting was the result of a traffic stop on Shingle Creek Blvd shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
Authorities said they’re looking for an outside agency to launch an investigation into the death last month of a Park Health and Rehab patient. The city of St. Louis Park said police responded to a report of a Park Health and Rehab patient behaving erratically while in possession of a knife and scissors on July 14.
The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after struggling with police at the Minneapolis YMCA.
An Akeley man will spend 44 months in prison for a violent attack on a state trooper. Elijah Knowles was stopped for drunk driving in October last year.
Police jolted a man with a Taser after he displayed a knife following a chase through multiple counties Saturday, authorities said.
A state trooper is expected to make a full recovery after a man she attempted to arrest for alleged drunk driving beat her with her Taser early Saturday morning, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Check out this video. A man somehow got a taser into the Cowboys Jets game on Sunday. Click here to see video (warning there is language)