Two weeks after Columbus statue toppling, no one charged

Jun 26, 2020 625

BY: Theo Keith

No protesters have been charged for tearing down a statue of Christopher Columbus outside the Minnesota State Capitol on June 10, despite the governor pledging "consequences" for those involved.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's investigation continues "as the BCA works to identify other participants in the incident, beyond the leader," said Bruce Gordon, a spokesman. Once the investigation is done, the state will turn over its case to the Ramsey County Attorney for possible charges relating to destruction of public property, Gordon said.


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