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: How Feds Are Working To Crack Down On Crimes Committed With Illegal Firearms
Sources say that the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis voted Wednesday not to file a grievance to fight Harteau’s decision.READ MORE: House Ethics Complaint Against Rep. John Thompson Dismissed After He Agrees To Apologize
Both men are military veterans. They have two months to decide if they’ll challenge the firing under the Veterans Preference Act.MORE NEWS: Eviction Moratorium Update: Without An Extension, What Happens To Renters After July 31?
Both get their full-time pay until then.