Joint Statement of Principles

Read the agreement between the City and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) regarding their investigation into the City and MPD.

What to know

Following the murder of George Floyd, MDHR filed a charge of discrimination against the City and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) to investigate whether the City and MPD. Their investigation found there was probable cause that the City and MPD engaged in a pattern or practice of race discrimination.

On July 13, 2022, the City and MDHR agreed to a non-binding statement of principles that will guide efforts to reach a court-enforceable settlement agreement this fall.

The City and MDHR agreed to work together to develop a framework to ensure lawful, non-discriminatory policing and to better support public safety in Minneapolis.