Minnesota Organization Votes Against Gov. Dayton’s Name Proposal of Police Training Program

Community members favored Dayton's proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training has voted against Gov. Dayton’s proposal to name a new $12 million training fund for Philando Castile.

Community members favored Dayton’s proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it.

They said that since then-St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted, the proposal felt like a slap in the face.

Minnesota’s Legislature set aside the funding this year to help better train police officers in diverse communities.

It’s up to the board to name the fund.

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