Falcon Heights considers its options on policing

Falcon Heights considering options on police contracts

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - The City of Falcon Heights is considering its options when it comes to its policing contract.

Currently the city contracts with the St. Anthony Police Department for policing services. At its meeting Wednesday night, though, the Falcon Heights City Council approved a measure that allows the city to gauge interest from other departments for a potential contract.

Falcon Heights' ties to St. Anthony PD have been under scrutiny since St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last July.

The motion to look at other options passed unanimously Wednesday. The current contract with St. Anthony stands until 2019, unless either city terminates it.

RELATED: Timeline of Philando Castile shooting, protests

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