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Updated: 07/27/2013 6:08 PM
Created: 07/27/2013 3:45 PM | Print |  Email
By: Cassie Hart

DOCUMENTS: Civil Rights Lawsuits Name Suspended Mpls. Police Officers

New information about the two Minneapolis officers on leave, who are accused of using racial and sexual slurs.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has obtained documents of the ongoing federal lawsuits, alleging officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell violated the civil rights of minorities before the Green Bay incident.

  • Two of the lawsuits name Shawn Powell. Click here to read the documents for Powell.
  • The third targets Brian Thole. Click here to read the documents for Thole.

All alleged victims in those lawsuits are minorities. The cases involve a man who was shot to death; another man was beaten in a high-profile incident, which led to sweeping policy changes and a sizable settlement.


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