Police Training Board Won’t Name Fund in Castile’s Honor
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A Minnesota board that oversees police training and
standards has voted against a proposal to name a new fund after a black motorist
who was killed by an officer last year.
The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training voted Thursday
against Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to name a new $12 million training fund for
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
and work out specifics of training, in conjunction with individual departments.