On Saturday, the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation issued a statement about two cases involving off-duty officers accused of racial bias. The Federation says it concurs with Chief Janee Harteau’s statement that “racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within the MPD.” They said they want exactly what Chief Harteau wants: the community’s trust that officers will impartially and objectively protect the public. The union wants a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to discuss how to deal with these accusations of misconduct.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau issued a statement Friday afternoon regarding her department’s stand on racism and discriminatory behavior after two off-duty Minneapolis Police officers were involved in a racially-charged incident in Green Bay, Wis in June. Chief Harteau says the conduct of Officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell “overshadows” the work of her department and her staff, and will not be allowed.
Whatever the real reason the Vikings had for cutting punter Chris Kluwe, every employee and employer struggles with the line between at-work conduct and off-hour behavior. Can you be fired for what you say outside of work?
A Muslim couple is suing United Airlines for alleged racial discrimination after they were asked to leave a Minnesota-bound flight in 2011.
Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
The Republican Senate staffer fired for an affair with the majority leader had been denied jobless benefits, reports Minnesota Public Radio.
The St. Paul School District says a teacher who resigned after allegedly discriminating against black students will still be paid until October.
The St. Paul School District says Tim Olmstead, the teacher who allegedly discriminated against black students in his sixth grade classroom, resigned.
Settlement talks have been set for former St. Cloud police officer who filed a lawsuit alleging the police department discriminated against him because he’s gay.
Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime.
The U.S. Labor Department says one of the nation’s largest meatpackers systematically discriminated against more than 4,000 qualified applicants who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing plant in Arkansas.
The St. Cloud School Board has approved an agreement which ends an investigation into complaints that Somali students were being harassed.
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager, alleging racial discrimination.
An attorney for a conservative group is telling state lawmakers that the University of Wisconsin-Madison that the school clearly discriminates against prospective white and Asian student applicants.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says technology giant 3M has agreed to pay $3 million to several hundred former employees who accused the company of age discrimination.