Since the St. Anthony police department started collecting data in 2017, the share of Black people its officers pulled over has increased each year.
Whether the decline represents real change or a statistical blip is unclear.
Hundreds attended the sessions, held January 9 through 11, but many were skeptical that the Justice Department’s review would lead to any change.
Two months ago, I interviewed John Ohl, the retiring police chief of St. Anthony, the head of the department now under scrutiny for its role in the death of Philando Castile.
Several thousand gathered Thursday at J.J. Hill Montessori School and the governor’s residence to protest the killing of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony police officer.
Federal investigators can bring very different tools — and charges — to bear.