St. Anthony considers forming group to examine police bias

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. - The fatal shooting of a black man during a traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb has prompted the village that employs the officer to take a closer look at possible racial bias within its department.

MPR News reports the St. Anthony City Council informally expressed interest in forming a task force to look into racial bias within the department after local residents and activists testified for more than an hour Tuesday night.

The push comes after the July 6 death of Philando Castile, who was shot by a St. Anthony police officer on patrol in nearby Falcon Heights.

The task force would include city officials, residents, activists and others to identify institutional bias in officers' daily routines.


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