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Minnesota Human Rights Department launches probe into Minneapolis police


Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

People gathered at the State Capitol on Tuesday for a student-led "Sit to Breathe" protest to call attention to the policing of black communities in Minnesota and across the U.S.

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights will launch an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department after filing a civil rights charge related to the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody last week.

The probe, announced Tuesday by Gov. Tim Walz, will look at Minneapolis police policies and procedures over the past 10 years to determine whether the department has engaged in discriminatory practices toward people of color.

"This is not about holding people personally criminally liable," said Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, who will lead the investigation. "This is about systems change."


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