Civil Rights Charges Filed Against Minnesota Police Department

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filed a civil rights charge against the Minnesota Police Department over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was pinned to the ground by the knee of a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to Governor Tim Walz, the department will investigate the department’s policies, procedures, and practices over the past 10 years to determine if they engaged in systematic discriminatory practices.

Four days after Floyd’s death, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension placed former MPD officer Derek Chauvin in protective custody; he faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Chauvin had been with the Minneapolis Police Department for 19 years.

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