The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is looking to make fundamental changes to the Minneapolis Police Department’s (MPD) training and practices. That’s after an independent investigation concluded that the city and MPD engaged in a pattern or practice of race discrimination and violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act over 10 years.

“Minnesota Department of Human Rights will next work with the city to develop a consent decree to address this discriminatory race-based policing in Minneapolis and violation of the Minnesota Minnesota Human Rights Act.”

Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero says her department will meet with community members, MPD officers, city staff and others to gather feedback on what should be included in a consent decree to address the race-based policing detailed in the report.