On the south side of Larpenteur Avenue opposite Fry Street, a sign at the memorial for Philando Castile, killed by a police officer during a July traffic stop nearby, reminds Falcon Heights it’s being watched. The suburb convenes its Inclusion and Policing Task Force Dec. 13, which will make recommendations about how Falcon Heights should be policed.
Just more than five months after the police killing of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, the city is convening a group of people to examine policing in the suburb and make recommendations about its future.
Following the Nov. 16 announcement that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez would be charged with second-degree manslaughter for killing Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, people massed at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul, where Castile worked, to mark the news.
County attorney: Officer's fear for life not justification for deadly force
As Falcon Heights continues to grapple with the police killing of Philando Castile on Larpenteur Avenue during a traffic stop in July, the city has begun publishing police reports with its city council agendas.