Minnesota has filed a discrimination complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department. The state's Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan said the action was 'needed so that people can feel safe in their communities.'
'This is not a friendly action, but this is the necessary action,' Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan told NPR. The Department of Human Rights will lead an investigation 'to make deep, systematic change.'
John Minchillo/APtoggle captionJohn Minchillo/APProtesters across the country have been demanding police reform since the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.John Minchillo/APMinnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced on Tuesday the state's Department of Human Rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department's practices and policies over the last decade.
The department filed a discrimination complaint against the police, which has come under fire since the death of George Floyd after then-Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the man's neck for more than eight minutes.Chauvin was subsequently fired and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
At least three other officers participated in Floyd's arrest and restraint, but they all ignored the 46-year-old's pleas for help as he narrated his own death. None of the officers has been charged.Floyd's videotaped death has sparked widespread protests across the country with demonstrators calling for police reform among other social justice changes.
"This is not a friendly action, but this is the necessary action," Flanagan told NPR.She added the human rights department will"use their investigatory authority as a tool to support the city and their efforts to make deep, systematic change."
Flanagan said change"is so deeply needed so that people can feel safe in their communities and know that they are protected by law enforcement instead of fearing law enforcement." Read more: NPR »
Was George Floyd a Republican Trump supporter? That’s rich. Attack the police who are defending the public in the civil chaos. MN looks in the mirror - and should be applauded. Local investigative work and tailored solutions may be better than a DOJ Consent Decree or similar order. At this time, 14 police forces operate under Consent Decree out of 25 investigations since 1991.
When is the state going to prosecute its AG for domestic violence? In 1989 Minneapolis police killed two innocent black people with a flash bang! Minneapolis MinneapolisPolice BlackLivesMatter BLUELIVESMURDER JusticeForGeorgeFloyd ArrestThemAllNow MinneapolisPoliceMurderdHim news crikey_news 9NewsAUS Oregonian
Next to get filed against is the MSM & politicians for all their denial deceit and delusion of black victimization colinflaherty you need money now huh? nothing better to do? load more on tax payers? Wow! I didn’t know that THE STATE can file discrimination charges against an agency.. Esp. an agency overshadowed by an agency (DOJ) responsible for ensuring civil rights FOR ALL citizens... that’s fantastically crazy 😜
А вы как думаете? You know I just wonder where were all the people when all the kids got shot up and killed in schools? The NRA came out to demand protection to all sorts of killing guns. Teachers were encouraged by Trump to jump on the assailants and used their own guns to save children. cc OregonGovBrown
We are all individuals and should be held accountable as individuals! Everyone STOP putting people into categories and boxes and groups!! And they say rioting doesn’t work. In this country?! Lol that’s the only thing that DOES work. Good first step, but it needs to be taken to a proper closure - an overhaul of the training manual and hiring process of the police force
Good Now do the rest of the police.
Minnesota files complaint against police in Floyd's deathMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed... It won't be enough. Nothing will be enough. I'd love to see that cop sue the department, city and a bunch of media outlets for trial by Twitter, character assassination and what have you and take in a few million. Minnesota just needs to clean house all the way from the top
Minnesota Files Human Rights Complaint Against the Minneapolis Police Department“We know that deeply seated issues exist,” Governor Tim Walz said. “I know it because we saw the casual nature of the erasing of George Floyd’s life and humanity” Militarized police creates an extremely dangerous environment in the United States of America! The science of rights: A basic human right in the United States of America is the second amendment.
State of Minnesota Files Human Rights Complaint Against Minneapolis Police Over George Floyd's Death'Minnesotans can expect our administration to use every tool at our disposal to deconstruct generations of systemic racism in our state,' Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement Academia needs to enhance education in reason and ethics. The foundation of ethics:
State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Dept in George Floyd's deathMinnesota Governor Tim Walz, announced that the state of Minnesota has filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd. How about filing charges against all the criminals killing innocent people in the riots? WTF about that! LETS GOOOOOOO When I Lived In St Paul Minnesota, My Ppl Told Me This: 'Don't Fu** With Minnesota Police.
State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police DepartmentThe probe, stemming from the death of George Floyd, will be designed to root out "systemic racism that is generations deep," Gov. Tim Walz told reporters. yes! Finally if the president can’t do it leave it to the state.
Minneapolis PD Under Investigation for George Floyd Death, Civil Rights Charge FiledThe Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filed a complaint against the Minneapolis PD in wake of George Floyd's killing. As they should! Let loud it!!! Ok