Case: DOJ Investigation of Minneapolis Police Department

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Filed Date: 2021

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.)On April 21, 2021, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was opening a pattern and practice investigation into the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). According to Garland, the investigation, initiated under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, will examine whether the City and MPD violated the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment …

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.)

On April 21, 2021, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was opening a pattern and practice investigation into the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). According to Garland, the investigation, initiated under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, will examine whether the City and MPD violated the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment of citizens or the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The announcement came a day after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, sparking national outrage and protests. In his announcement, Garland noted that this investigation was separate from a a criminal investigation that DOJ had already launched into Chauvin.

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Jonah Hudson-Erdman (9/12/2021)

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Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Policing

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Defendants

City of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, Hennepin), City

Minneapolis Police Department (Minneapolis, Hennepin), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

34 U.S.C. § 12601 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 14141)

Availably Documents:

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