Minnesota Department of Human Rights says Minneapolis police “engage in a pattern or practice of racial discrimination” 2022-04-27 12:09:11


Minnesota Department of Human Rights On its website, it said it would “meet with community members, MPD officers, city employees, and other stakeholders to gather feedback on what should be included in the consent decree to address racial discrimination in police in Minneapolis.”

The report noted there were “racial disparities in how MPD officers use force, stop, search, arrest, and cite people of color” and “officers’ use of clandestine social media to monitor black individuals and black organizations not associated with criminal activity.”

The investigation also accused the administration of “a lack of training, which confirms a quasi-military approach to policing that results in officers escalating confrontations or using inappropriate levels of force.”

CNN has reached out to the Minneapolis police and the mayor’s office for comment.

An investigation was launched on June 1, 2020, for a lawsuit against the city by the Ministry of Human Rights to determine whether the police were involved in a “pattern or practice” of racial discrimination.

The investigation reviewed 11 years of information, including stops, searches, arrests, use of force, procedures and training.

The state obtained a temporary court order in 2020 requiring the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis police to implement immediate changes — including banning neck restraints, choking reservations and requiring officers to interfere with other officers’ unauthorized uses of force, among other changes.

The The US Department of Justice launched its own investigation At Minneapolis Police Practices in April 2021.

Pattern or practice investigations in police departments are relatively uncommon, and look for patterns of racist, discriminatory, or other problematic behavior, with the goal of reforming the way these departments operate.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin convicted in April 2021 for manslaughter in the second degree, third degree manslaughter and second degree manslaughter. he is Appeal the conviction.

The body camera and bystander video that captured the last moments of Floyd’s life on May 25, 2020, show Chauvin kneeling on the neck and back of the 46-year-old black man for more than nine minutes while Floyd gasped for air and told officers, “I can’t breathe.” Floyd’s death and video have sparked lengthy protests across the country over police brutality and racial injustice.

The former officer was to rule to 22-and-a-half years in prison, which exceeds Minnesota’s penalty guidelines range of 10 years and eight months to 15 years.