Community Listening Session with the DOJ
Join us to learn about the consent decree process with representatives from the Department of Justice, visiting from Washington, D.C. The community is encouraged to attend.
Monday, June 26 • 6:30-8:00pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis
Also in North Minneapolis: Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:00pm at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North, 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)
This event is presented in coordination with the Unity Community Mediation Team (UCMT), a 501(c)(3). Since its inception in 2003, the UCMT is fully committed to the transformation of public safety in Minneapolis through the full implementation of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and the Police Community Relations Council (PCRC) process created in the MOU to monitor and implement the MOU.