In the early hours of March 15th, 2017 on the Eastside of STP, Cordale Handy was suffering through an episodic attack. SPPD arrived on the scene and fired multiple shots at him, ultimately killing him.
From what we know, from talking to residents in the apartment building and witnesses who saw it happen, there was a domestic dispute going on. Not an assault. Cordale was suffering a possible paranoid schizophrenic attack or having adverse effects from a medication he had been given.
Cordale’s family has not been given the time of day by the chief or the mayor of STP. We had to demand a community forum when they tried to hold a sham one. But the wool has been lifted. We will not be fooled.
While we pray for #KhaleelThompson to pull through after the firing squad-esque style shooting the Crystal PD pulled, we hope the stars align and the universe gives #PhilandoCastile and his family justice. But we have not forgotten about #CordaleHandy.
The Saint Paul Police Department continues to be the deadliest police force in the entire state of MN. And IMO, the sneakiest. Axtell, your PR swag doesn’t fool me.
There are many irons in the fire…but we’re on them on. No more business as usual. Enough is enough. It’s time for a #NewNorth.