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Minnesota AG will join Ramsey County attorney’s review of fatal shooting by St. Paul officer

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2023
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The Minnesota attorney general will join the Ramsey County attorney’s review of whether a St. Paul officer should be charged in a February shooting that killed a 65-year-old man, the county attorney announced Tuesday. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in February that Yia Xiong was holding a 16-inch knife when St. Paul officer Abdirahman Dahir shot him. Xiong’s family has said the Hmong-American veteran was deaf in one ear as a result of his involvement in the Vietnam War. They also said he wasn’t a threat, and raised...

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