MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis police union won’t fight the firing of two officers caught on camera using racial slurs, WCCO-TV learned Wednesday night.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau terminated SWAT officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell last week after the two got into a confrontation in Green Bay, Wis., last summer.READ MORE: Minnesotans Argue State Not Appropriately Prioritizing Vaccines For Those With Underlying Conditions
Sources say that the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis voted Wednesday not to file a grievance to fight Harteau’s decision.READ MORE: Double The Doses Given At Minneapolis Convention Center To Make Up For Severe Weather Delay
Both men are military veterans. They have two months to decide if they’ll challenge the firing under the Veterans Preference Act.MORE NEWS: Suspect Who Fatally Shot K-9 Officer Dies, Duluth Standoff Ends
Both get their full-time pay until then.