- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A grand jury in Ramsey County has determined there is no cause to charge a St. Paul officer who fatally shot a man involved in a confrontation with police last summer.

Thirty-six-year-old Guillermo Canas was killed by Officer Joseph Sandquist last August after the man raised a rock and approached police. Officers had been called to a neighborhood after witnesses said the man was damaging vehicles and breaking windows with a pipe.

Canas’ sister-in-law, Marta Lopez, said police should have tried other options to calm him. Lopez says her brother-in-law had been telling family members for months that he kept “seeing people” who would hit him.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1gpOGKd ) reports the grand jury decided Wednesday the officer’s use of deadly force was appropriate under state law.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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