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County Board in Minnesota Approves a Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement of $1.5M with Minority Officers at the Facility Where Derek Chauvin Was Transported

A Minnesota county approved a nearly $1.5 million settlement of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by eight minority correctional officers who said they were barred from guarding Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer found guilty in George Floyd’s death.

The officers — who identify as Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander American and multiracial — alleged that a superintendent at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul reassigned officers of color to another floor when Chauvin was arrested in May 2020.

They said in the suit, filed last year, that the superintendent’s actions “segregated” them and prevented them from doing their jobs “because of the color of their skin.” 

Read the source article at NBC News

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