Journalists can file complaints alleging State Patrol mistreatment during Floyd, Wright protests

A settlement agreement to prevent law enforcement from harming journalists doing their job also creates a process to review complaints alleging mistreatment by the State Patrol during the George Floyd and Daunte Wright protests.

Complaints from journalists describing what happened must be submitted by October 19, 2022. Learn more about the process by going to this link for information from the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN).

Last year, litigation brought by ACLU-MN on behalf of several journalists and the Communications Workers of America secured a six-year ban on the State Patrol using force against journalists during the protests.

The lawsuit continues against other law enforcement agencies involved in these attacks on journalists.