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Lawsuit Against a Minnesota Jail Claims Minority Officers were Barred from Guarding Derek Chauvin

Eight minority correctional officers at a Minnesota county jail filed a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming they were barred from guarding the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death.

The suit, filed Tuesday in state district court, alleges that a superintendent at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, or ADC, in St. Paul reassigned officers of color to another floor when the former officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested on murder charges in May.

The suit says the officers — who identify as African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and mixed-race — were “segregated and prevented from doing their jobs by defendant solely because of the color of their skin.”

Read the source article at NBC News

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