(Brooklyn Center, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Human Rights says Brooklyn Center Police and Michaels Stores discriminated against a Black teen in 2019. MDHR announced the results of their investigation yesterday, saying body-worn camera footage contradicted what officers reported. In March 2019, a white store manager called the cops on a Black 16-year-old who was applying for a job, which led to three officers using unreasonable force on the teen who had his hands in the air. That manager was found to have a history of racially profiling customers and made false allegations against the teen. The department said structural change and monetary relief for the teen will be negotiated through an agreement with both parties.
MDHR Finds Brooklyn Center Police, Michaels Discriminated Against Black Teen
By Ashley Hanley|2021-09-24T05:02:09-05:00September 24th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!