Mayor Melvin Carter Statement on Saint Paul Police Officer-Involved Shooting

August 5, 2018
Contact: Liz Xiong

SAINT PAUL – Mayor Melvin Carter today released the following statement in response to a Saint Paul police officer-involved shooting in the Summit-University neighborhood.

"Last night's officer-involved shooting was a tragedy for our entire city," said Mayor Carter. "As we await further details, my heart goes out to the family of the deceased, to our Saint Paul officers, and to every member of our community as we all grieve and process this loss. I am working closely with Chief Axtell and the BCA to ensure a thorough, transparent and timely investigation, including the release of the body cam footage as soon as possible."