Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office for the District of Minnesota are conducting a civil â€œpattern or practiceâ€ investigation into the City of Minneapolis and MPD. Specifically, this investigation is examining whether the City of Minneapolis or MPD engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force; discriminating against people, including on the basis of race or disability status; or using force against members of the press or individuals who are engaging in free speech activities that are protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
At the community meeting, attorneys from the team conducting the investigation will provide more information about the investigation and answer questions from attendees. Additionally, an important piece of the investigation is hearing from the public to learn about their experiences with MPD. The meeting will provide information about how you can connect with the team.
To attend the community meeting, please register by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting via email. You do not need a Zoom account to join the meeting; you only need to click on the link that will be emailed to you after you register. Due to technological constraints, it is possible that interest in this meeting will exceed capacity, and some individuals may not be able to attend. However, please know that the team is committed to ongoing and regular communication with the Minneapolis community. There will be additional community meetings in the near future.