Curtis Avent spoke at the Department of Justice listening session Jan. 10 in St. Anthony Village, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services review of the St. Anthony Police Department. The review comes in the wake of the police killing of Philando Castile, a black man, in Falcon Heights by a St. Anthony officer. Similar listening sessions took place in Falcon Heights and Lauderdale last week. Avent criticized the DOJ for having listening sessions in any single city, because the issue of race and policing, he said, affects more than any one community or police department.
Events part of department review following Castile killing
The Good ‘Pellas choral ensemble, the Roseville Area High School a cappella chamber group of 17 students, has been selected to perform in the 2017 Choral Arts Finale held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis.
Mendota Heights Police Department is hosting its Annual Winter Wonderland Coloring Contest for children ages 0 to 10 who live in or go to school in the city. The department is offering three different coloring pages based upon the child’s age.