From left, St. Anthony City Manager Mark Casey, Police Chief Jon Mangseth, Mayor Jerry Faust and Ronald Davis, director of the Department of Justice’s COPS office, at a press conference Dec. 15 in downtown Minneapolis, announcing the St. Anthony Police Department will undergo a comprehensive review conducted by COPS.
Andre Koen, left, and Brian Jost, right, sit in Jost’s basement studio in St. Anthony and prepare to record the eighth episode of their podcast, “Armchair Activist,” the first episode since the presidential election and the announcement that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez is facing charges in the fatal shoot of Philando Castile.
‘Armchair Activist’ comes straight out of a St. Anthony basement
The fatal police shootings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile have led many Minnesotans to protest, and at least two, to podcast.
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.
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