Community members gathered at St. Paul’s Western District Precinct on Saturday, January 14 to honor Marcus Golden on the two-year anniversary of his death. Marcus was killed by St. Paul police when he threatened suicide and the police responded.
When St. Paul police arrived, officers claimed that he drove his vehicle towards them at high speed. They opened fire, killing Golden.
Monique Cullers-Doty, Golden’s aunt, claims that St. Paul Police Department Sergeant Shelia Lambie “used a search warrant to retrieve a gun legally owned by Marcus from his residence” and planted it at the scene. Cullers-Doty said she believes this because officers “didn’t find the gun Marcus owned until 11 hours after Marcus was killed.”
Since 2000, more than 150 people have been killed by police in the state of Minnesota. Of those numbers, the St. Paul police have killed more people than any other department in the state of Minnesota.
Along with honoring Marcus Golden, community members released a balloon for some of the other people who have been killed by police over the past several years.
Photos and caption by Chris Juhn