The first in-person West St. Paul City Council meeting in three months included discussion of policing and proposed apartments at the former K-mart site.
Issues and questions about policing in West St. Paul from the recent Public Safety Committee, including use of force, banned holds, hiring, and more.
The only thing on the agenda for Monday’s West St. Paul City Council meeting is the consent agenda, which includes a review of the police department’s Use of Force policy.
Widespread protest and looting is hitting the Twin Cities in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. A number of retail stores on Robert Street in West St. Paul have closed, and some have been hit by looters.
With pandemic restrictions easing, the city announces some openings including playgrounds and some fields. But the splash pad is closed for all of 2020.
What started as a socially distanced parade to honor the birthday of a high school senior killed last fall turned into an in-person party of dozens of people in direct violation of stay-at-home orders.