On This Date In Twin Cities History - May 22, 1970

On this date in 1970, St. Paul police officer James Sackett was shot and killed while responding to a fake call.  The case remained unsolved until 2006, when a jury convicted Ronald Reed of first-degree murder.  Prosecutors alleged that Reed planned the killing to impress the Black Panther movement.  A second suspect, Larry Clark, was also convicted but has his conviction overturned.