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Public Statements & Resolutions

Below is a list of recent public statements, resolutions, and supporting information released by WSCO. 

 

Saint Paul Police Department:  Response to Resistance or Aggression (Use of Force Policy)  Link to SPPD Webpage

 

3/21/2018 - WSCO Letter to Mayor Carter, Chief Axtell, and City Council Members.

Supporting Documents 

10 Critical Steps for SPPD Draft Use of Force Policy - Drafted from Community Feedback

SPPD Use of Deadly Force Initial Analysis

Articles and Media

3/21/2018 - St. Paul PD releases new use-of-force policy; critics say restrictions don’t go far enough

2/28/2018 - Proposed St. Paul police use-of-force policy changes fall short, some say

1/29/2018 - St. Paul police propose major changes to use-of-force policy

 

Saint Paul Police Department: Public Safety Training Center   Link to SPPD Webpage

 

11/17/2017 - WSCO Resolution regarding the new Richard H. Rowan Public Safety Training Center

11/22/2017 - Response from Chief Axtell

Articles and Media

10/31/2017 - At St. Paul’s new $18M police training site: shoot/don’t-shoot tests but also de-escalation

 

WSCO Statement on Immigration

2/15/2017

Con las discusiones en las noticias de construyendo muros, y órdenes, y redadas que discrimen y separan, nosotros en WSCO sentimos la necesidad a reiterar nuestra visión. Visualizamos una West Side justa, unida, independiente, y valiente donde toda nuestra gente está conectada, segura, saludable, y exitosa. Por mucho tiempo, el West Side ha sido una comunidad que ha extendido una bienvenida a inmigrantes y continuamos creyendo fuertemente que las comunidades que valoran a toda su gente construyen una sociedad mejor para todos.

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With talk in the news of building walls, and orders, and raids that discriminate and separate, we at WSCO feel the need to reiterate our vision. We envision a just, united, self-reliant and bold West Side where all of our people are connected, safe, healthy and successful. The West Side has long been a place that welcomes immigrants and we continue to believe strongly that communities which value all people build a better society for everyone.