Coleman, Harris Call On Police Union Board Members To Resign Following Campaign Mailer
Coleman, Harris call on police union board members to resign following campaign mailer
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and mayoral candidate Pat Harris called on the leadership of the city’s police union to resign Thursday evening, decrying as racist the group’s recent criticism of Harris’ opponent Melvin Carter III.
The St. Paul Police Federation accused Carter, who is black, of doing too little to secure two handguns that were stolen from his home in an August burglary. The Police Federation has endorsed Harris in the race for mayor.
The criticism was first aired Tuesday in a statement from the union and reiterated Thursday in a campaign mailer that suggested a link …