A St. Paul woman was arrested after authorities said she threatened to kill police for fatally shooting her husband two years ago.
“I’m going to show up at the house of every one of the four officers that … killed my husband tonight cause I know their addresses!” Kay M. Smith allegedly said to a dispatcher, according to a criminal complaint.
Smith, 42, was charged Thursday in Ramsey County District Court with one count of felony threats of violence. Smith, who has been released from jail, could not be reached for comment.
She allegedly told police that she was upset about the 2016 killing of her husband, Jaffort D. Smith, and that she had been drinking and feeling suicidal when she made the calls.
Authorities said that Smith’s husband had shot and wounded a woman who was with him at the time. He then fired on St. Paul officers at the scene and ignored repeated orders to drop his weapon.
A grand jury in 2017 decided not to charge the four officers who fired their weapons.
According to the criminal complaint against Kay Smith: Police responded to the Ramsey County Emergency Communication Center about 12:24 a.m. Wednesday on reports that Smith had voiced threats to a dispatcher through a nonemergency number.
Smith allegedly made the first call about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday and said she would show up at the officers’ homes if she didn’t hear back from a supervisor in five minutes.
She allegedly made a follow-up call and said she had “people out there shooting on” the officers.
“They killed my husband so they deserve death too!” Smith told a dispatcher, according to the complaint.
A friend of Smith’s then called 911 to report that she had received calls from Smith. Police arrested Smith at her business in New Brighton.
Smith allegedly said she didn’t know the names of the officers who killed her husband or their addresses, the complaint said.