Police Killing

  • “A Travesty And Insult”: Minnesota Government’s Recommendations Condemned By Community

    March 10, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – “Politicians are afraid of the police line.” This remark from a member of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) was inspired by the state’s recommendations for how to begin addressing the phenomenon of police killings. The community-based group…...
  • Amtrak Officer Acquitted After Killing Unarmed Minnesota Man in Chicago

    February 28, 2020
    Chicago, IL – On Friday, a Cook County judge acquitted the officer that killed a 25-year-old Minnesota father of three in 2017 as he ran from an attempted search at Chicago’s Union Station. Two years after Amtrak officer LaRoyce Tankson shot and killed Chad Robertson,…...
  • No Charges Against Minnesota Police Who Killed Hip-Hop Artist

    February 10, 2020
    Richfield, MN – The police who shot and killed Brian Quinones-Rosario in September 2019 will not face charges. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, the deciding voice in many recent police shootings in Hennepin County, made the justification announcement on Monday, February 10 and released a…...
  • Killed by Police: Minnesota Man Remembered Five Years Later

    January 14, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – Five years ago, St. Paul police officers shot and killed 24-year-old Marcus Golden in a parking lot. Though Marcus’ mother was a Reserve officer with the St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) for over two decades, the Golden family has received neither…...
  • Mall of America Prohibits Families of Police Killings Over Planned Black Friday Protest

    November 29, 2019
    Bloomington, MN – Police used Thanksgiving Day to deliver trespass notices to family members of two recent police killings. In lieu of a previously planned Black Friday protest at the Mall of America (MOA), the wife of Brian Quinones (killed by police on Sept. 7)…...
  • Decision Rescinded, Police Back Out of Releasing Footage of Brian Quinones’ Killing

    October 25, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – After initially agreeing to release footage of the police killing Brian Quinones, city officials in Edina and Richfield have reversed their decision and will not release the videos. This flip-flop comes after the Quinones family was allowed to view select portions of…...
  • Family to View Footage in Fatal Police Killing This Week

    October 22, 2019
    Richfield, MN – Dash camera footage of the September police killing of Brian Quinones-Rosario was viewed by Brian’s family on Wednesday, October 23. Demands for greater transparency in October City Council meetings have helped move the process forward for the family of Quinones after Brian…...
  • Police Release Body Cam Footage of Ronald Davis’ Killing

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Body camera footage of Saint Paul police’s (SPPD) deadly encounter with Ronald Davis was released on Tuesday, September 24. The video shows Ronald Davis running towards the officer with what looks to be a four-inch knife before being shot. On the…...
  • Man Killed by Saint Paul Police After Rear-Ending a Squad Car

    September 16, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – On Sunday evening, St. Paul police shot and killed a man they say rear-ended a squad car in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Police say the victim “confronted” the officers after the car collision and “a fight ensued.” Police then shot and…...
  • Vigil for Police Shooting Victim Shuts Down Interstate

    September 9, 2019
    Richfield, MN – On Sunday evening Interstate 494 was shut down by community members protesting Brian Quinones’ death at the hands of police. Hundreds attended an emotional vigil at the site where Quinones was shot and killed a night earlier. Mothers, children, elders, and neighbors…...