Video of fatal shooting to be released

Published 10:35 am Saturday, September 21, 2019

ST. PAUL — The police chief in St. Paul, Minnesota, will release body camera video recorded during a fatal police shooting.

Police Chief Todd Axtell plans to release video on Tuesday stemming from the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Ronald Davis.

The department said in a tweet Friday that the video will be made public after pertinent parts of the state investigation are complete and Davis’ family has had an opportunity to view it.

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Davis was shot by Officer Steve Mattson on Sunday, after Davis rear-ended Mattson’s squad car then confronted Mattson with a knife.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Davis ignored repeated commands to drop the knife before the confrontation.

Mattson has been with the department for less than a year. He is on paid administrative leave, which is standard.