A Step Closer to Justice
In just three days after launching the civil rights investigation, Commissioner Lucero announced that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the City of Minneapolis came to an agreement on immediate changes the Minneapolis Police Department would make.
These immediate changes are designed to stop ongoing irreparable harm to Black, Indigenous, and communities of color who have suffered generational pain and trauma as a result of systemic and institutional racism.
The agreed upon terms were outlined in an emergency court action and a proposed court order submitted to the court for review and approval on Friday, June 5, 2020.
A few days later on Monday, June 8, 2020, Hennepin County Judge Janisch reviewed and signed the proposed court order, requiring the Minneapolis Police Department to implement the initial structural changes.
The court now has the power to enforce these preliminary measures and failure to comply with the order could lead to penalties. Any Minnesotan who witnesses or experiences violations of the terms in the order should contact our Department.