We ask the candidates about policing: Police departments are facing increased scrutiny in the aftermath of the George Floyd case. The West St. Paul City Council is already reviewing the Use of Force policy. What needs to change here in West St. Paul?
We talk with newly appointed Police Chief Brian Sturgeon about a range of issues, including recruitment, training, use of force, mental health checks, and more.
This week’s West St. Paul city council meeting included forward progress on Tobacco 21 and the 2020 city budget, as well as some heated debate over the hiring process for the new police chief.
Proclamations, presentations, and recognition took up most of this week’s West St. Paul city council meeting. A few routine business items were passed, but some of the more interesting tidbits took place behind the scenes.
The West St. Paul Police Department wants community input on two big issues—the hiring process for a new police chief and body cameras.