Law enforcement in Twin Cities more cautious after violence directed toward officers

Joe Mazan
Updated: September 30, 2020 05:57 PM
Created: September 30, 2020 05:28 PM

Law enforcement in the Twin Cities is being more cautious after recent violence directed toward them.

Over the last few nights in the Twin Cities, there were at least two incidents where officers in St. Paul came under gunfire.


"We never saw gun play like we see today," David Titus, with Minnesota Police and Peace Officers, said. "It's a difficult time for cops. What we have to do is be hyper vigilant. We just always have to be on our game. We have to back up each other constantly."

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Titus said the only way to have peace is through law enforcement.

"If you don't have officers out there, if you don't have deputies out there, it's going to turn to constant chaos and this crime spike that we're seeing is just going to continue to increase," Titus said.

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell emailed the department Tuesday night, telling his officers, "remember your training, trust your instincts, look out for yourself and one another."

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