Community Listening Session with the DOJ
Join us on Tuesday, July 25, at the Sabathani Auditorium from 6:30 to 8pm to talk about public safety in our community. Representatives from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will be present to gather your input and opinions regarding the consent decree. This is the second in a series of these listening sessions offered at Sabathani. Click here to read about the key takeaways from the first session.
Tuesday, July 25 • 6:30-8:00pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis
From the Department of Justice (DOJ):
The Department of Justice (DOJ):recently announced the findings of its investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and the City of Minneapolis (City). There is reasonable cause to believe that MPD and the City engage in a pattern or practice of conduct in violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal law. The City and MPD have agreed in principle to negotiate reforms over the coming months through a consent decree process. The DOJ is seeking community input on potential remedies as we work toward the consent decree.
What is the Consent Decree process?
When the Department of Justice (DOJ) finds evidence of a pattern and practice of unlawful policing, they generally settle the case with an order enforced by a federal court. These orders are usually called consent decrees. The term reflects that the order was negotiated and agreed to by the DOJ and the City that was investigated. A consent decree is a legally binding agreement, where the court supervises the implementation of the agreement. (Source: minneapolismn.gov)