Mayor Coleman's statement on video released by Saint Paul Police Department

Mayor Chris Coleman today (November 4, 2016) released the following statement in response to the release of a video involving an incident with the Saint Paul Police Department.

“I am deeply disturbed by what I saw on the video. I have full faith that the Chief is handling this case appropriately and that appropriate discipline will be taken. While I want to be fully transparent, Minnesota law prevents me from talking about disciplinary action until any employee appeals period is over.

“Our community can take comfort in earlier cases, such as the departure of Sergeant Jeff Rothecker. I believe these outcomes show why the Saint Paul Police Department is one of the best in the country, that the Chief and officers care deeply about building relationships with the communities they serve and that there is no room in the department for officers who do not perform their duties with honor and respect.”