Two Minneapolis Officers Put On Leave
The Minneapolis Police Department placed two officers on administrative leave Friday, according to the Star Tribune.
Officials would not disclose information about the two officers, except for their names, officer Michael Roberts and Lt. Lee Edwards. But officials did say the situation is under federal investigation.
Edwards is part of a discrimination suit against the department, according to the Pioneer Press.
The lawsuit, filed four months ago, claims the Chief of Police and other high-ranking officials passed over four black Minneapolis officers for promotions they deserved, created a hostile work environment and discriminated against them because they were black.
Edwards' attorney said there is no connection between the two officers.
The situation is under investigation.