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Minnesota files civil rights lawsuit against Minneapolis police over Floyd’s death

June 3, 2020

The state of Minnesota filed a civil rights suit against the Minneapolis Police Department on Tuesday for the actions of four of its officers during the arrest that resulted in the death of African-American citizen George Floyd.

“Silence is complicit. Minnesotans can hope that our government will use every instrument we can to deconstruct generations of systemic racism in our state,” said Tim Walz, governor of Minnesota.

Walz has determined that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights will conduct an investigation into the practices and procedures of the Minneapolis Police Department over the past 10 years to determine if it has committed other discriminatory and racist practices in the past decade.

Minnesota files civil rights lawsuit against Minneapolis police over Floyd’s deathMinnesota files civil rights lawsuit against Minneapolis police over Floyd’s death

The governor’s office issued a statement in this regard, which also states that the investigation will be conducted by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights commissioner, Rebecca Lucero.