No charges for Mpls officers involved in Green Bay fight


The two off-duty officers shown on video using racial slurs during a fight in Green Bay last month will not face criminal charges, according to KSTP.

The television station reports the Green Bay Police Department chose not to forward the case to prosecutors, but declined to give a reason for the decision.

Officers Shawn Powell and Brian Thole, both white, are accused of using the racial epithets during an altercation with a group of black men outside a bar on July 29. The incident was caught on dash cam video.

The two have been suspended while Minneapolis police conduct an internal affairs investigation.

Just days after the video surfaced last week, another incident came to light involving three off-duty Minneapolis police officers, all white men, that were arrested after a fight with black men late last year in Apple Valley.

Police reports said one of the officers knocked a man to the ground and used a racial slur.

Two of the officers were convicted for disorderly conduct.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau apologized for the officers' behavior.

To begin rebuilding the public's trust, Harteau formed a "Citizens Advisory Council" and held a meeting Wednesday to address the community's issues with the department.

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