Consent Decree: Court Enforceable Agreement
After finding the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department engage in a pattern or practice of race discrimination, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights invited the City to develop a consent decree, which is a court enforceable agreement, to address race-based policing that undermines the City’s public safety system.
As part of this process, community members can share what could be part of this agreement by submitting ideas on our website.
What is a Consent Decree?
A consent decree is a legally binding agreement issued by a judge and enforced by the court. It identifies specific changes to be made and timelines for those changes to occur. This court enforceable agreement incorporates independent oversight through a monitoring team that regularly reports progress to the court and to the community.
Watch this video to learn more.