Internal affairs investigation launched against 2 Mpls. police officers

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Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau issued a brief statement to the media Friday saying that two Minneapolis Police Department officers have been put on leave while an investigation is being conducted by internal affairs, the Star Tribune reports.

Harteau did not indicate who the officers are or what they are being accused of, as mandated by state law.

Quoting sources with knowledge of the investigation, WCCO-TV reports that the probe stems from an incident June 29 at a Green Bay, Wis., bar involving the two officers -- who were off-duty at the time.

The sources told WCCO that the officers, who are white males, are accused of using racial slurs during an argument with two black men.

Sources told KSTP that the officers are also accused making "sexually offensive comments" about Harteau's sexual orientation while in the custody of Green Bay Police. The police reportedly said the remarks made were so offensive that they reported them to the Minneapolis Police Department.

The sources also told KSTP that the two accused officers have already been reassigned from their SWAT team positions.

Department spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington says information about the investigation will be released "if or when legally permissible to do so," WCCO reports.

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