MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Eight corrections officers of color are suing Ramsey County for discrimination.
An attorney representing the officers say they work at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center. She says supervisors at the facility prohibited all correctional officers of color from entering or working on the floor where former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was being held.READ MORE: Mpls City Attorney Halts Talks With Human Rights Department Until Allegations Of Police Spying On Black Leaders Can Be Verified
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Eight employees of color who were on duty at the time of this incident filed charges of discrimination against Ramsey County with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.MORE NEWS: Next Weather: Chilly, Cloudy Saturday With Light Showers
More is expected to be explained when the group’s lawyer speaks Sunday. WCCO reached out to Ramsey County officials for comment but have not heard back.