DOCUMENTS: Civil Rights Lawsuits Name Suspended Mpls. Police Officers

Updated: 07/27/2013 6:08 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart



New information about the two Minneapolis officers on leave, who are accused of using racial and sexual slurs.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has obtained documents of the ongoing federal lawsuits, alleging officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell violated the civil rights of minorities before the Green Bay incident.

All alleged victims in those lawsuits are minorities. The cases involve a man who was shot to death; another man was beaten in a high-profile incident, which led to sweeping policy changes and a sizable settlement.