(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 1/21/2020) â€“ On January 22, the Minnesota chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will announce a settlement with Minneapolis Park Police over a 2018 incident in which four Somali-American Muslim youth were handcuffed and held at gunpointÂ at Minnehaha Falls by Minneapolis Park Police.
WHAT: Announcement of Settlement on Minnesota Park Police Incident
WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 11 a.m.
WHERE: CAIRâ€“Minnesota Office,Â 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, email@example.com; CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow, Esq., 612-206-3360, firstname.lastname@example.org
After many requests, the Minneapolis Park Board released the police reports and video of the incident. One of the police officers received a two-day suspension for his treatment of the teenagers. The suspension was upheld by an arbitrator.
The teens, their mothers and the Minneapolis Park Board reached a settlement to resolve the discrimination charges filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. CAIR representatives will discuss this settlement at the press conference.Â Â
SEE: ‘I was scared he was going to shoot me’: Boys detained by Mpls. park police speak outÂ
Somali teens say they feared for their lives at Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Park Board: Bodycam video of Minnehaha Park incident not public
CAIRâ€™s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.Â
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, email@example.com