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Minneapolis police 'engage in a pattern or practice of race discrimination,' Minnesota human rights department says

April 27, 2022

Minneapolis and its police department engaged in "a pattern or practice of race discrimination," Minnesota human rights officials said in a report Wednesday stemming from an investigation launched one week after the Memorial Day 2020 killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.

State Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, at a news conference, lambasted the organizational culture of a department marred by "flawed training which emphasized a paramilitary approach to policing," a lack of accountability and the failure of police leaders to address racial disparities.
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