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Axel Henry unanimously approved as Chief of Saint Paul Police Department

Axel Henry was sworn in as the next chief of the Saint Paul Police Department. Mayor Melvin Carter appointed Axel Henry to the six-year termed position. The city council quickly and unanimously approved the appointment on Wednesday. Henry’s first day as chief is November 19.

“I’m humbled by this opportunity, but it’s also a big responsibility,” said Henry. I know we have the potential to set the bar at a high level for the rest of the country. We know it won’t be easy, but we can’t lose sight of the fact that it’s attainable.”

Watch as the standing-room only crowd celebrated Henry’s appointment and hear from Ward 4 Councilmember Mitra Jalali who said she and her constituents in the Midway neighborhood have been “in the deep end of the most painful failures of policing” in the country.

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