U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Rights Investigation (City of Minneapolis & MPD)
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting a civil “pattern or practice” investigation into the City of Minneapolis (City) and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).
Our investigation is examining:
• Whether MPD routinely uses excessive force;
• Whether MPD routinely engages in discriminatory policing, including on the basis of race, gender, and/or disability;
• MPD’s response to protests, including when force is used against protestors and members of the press; and
• The City and MPD’s systems for responding to and interacting with people with disabilities, including people experiencing behavioral health crises.
We want to hear from you about your experience with MPD & the City of Minneapolis.
If you are willing to share your experience, please contact:
Our investigation is separate and independent from any other investigations, so please reach out even if you already shared information with other organizations or investigators. Members of our team from DOJ’s Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. and from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota in Minneapolis will review all information submitted. We may also reach out to you to follow up. Your
voice is critical, and we appreciate any information you are willing to share about your experiences.