MN: Post-Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

Source: Baltimore Sun

“The Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least the past decade, including stopping and arresting [b]lacks at a higher rate than whites, using force more often on people of color and maintaining a culture where racist language is tolerated, a state investigation launched after George Floyd’s killing found. The report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights following a nearly two-year investigation said the agency and the city would negotiate a consent decree to address the problem, with input from residents, officers, city staff and others. The report said police department data ‘demonstrates significant racial disparities with respect to officers’ use of force, traffic stops, searches, citations, and arrests.'” (04/27/22)