The Urban League Twin Cities is working tirelessly with likeminded organizations and activists to hold the Minneapolis Police Department accountable to the community and uphold civil and human rights. As part of this work, we are partnering with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) and Minnesota Justice Research Center to facilitate outreach and engagement with the Black community to inform and shape the MDHR’s consent decree process.
Background: In May of 2022, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) released *findings from its two year investigation into the City of Minneapolis (MPLS) and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). MDHR found that MPLS and MPD engage in a pattern or practice of race based policing. Read the findings HERE. MDHR is now seeking to negotiate a consent decree. A consent decree is a legally binding document that imposes significant changes to the policies, procedures and practices of MPLS and MPD. To learn more about a consent decree click HERE.
(ULTC previously published its own statement concerning the MDHR’s investigation and findings. Read it here.)
To assist MDHR, the MNJRC is partnering with ULTC to engage the community and prepare a report outlining what changes people would like to see happen through a consent decree. Join the discussion on Thursday, July 26 and be the voice of change! RSVP HERE.