- Feb 6, 2002
I'll let you read the article but will highlight a few bullet points. Despite the outcome some here will still claim blacks are at least equally to blame for the racism inflicted upon them.
Among its findings Friday, the Justice Department wrote:
- The MPD “used dangerous techniques and weapons against people who committed at most a petty offense and sometimes no offense at all.”
- Officers punished people who made them angry.
- Police patrolled neighborhoods differently “based on their racial composition and discriminated based on race when searching, handcuffing, or using force against people during stops.”
MPD’s culture and practices created “systemic problems” that made possible the police killing of George Floyd in 2020, the newly released U.S. Justice Department report concludes. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland described the findings as “heartbreaking.”