MK Occupy Minnesota
May 3, 2012 8:41 AM Subscribe
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"The report indicates that police patrol downtown Minneapolis looking for impaired people, then drive them to a testing facility in Richfield for examination of their capabilities while intoxicated. But in some cases where no previously impaired people could be found, police seduced prospective participants with drugs.
The study has been ongoing since early last month."
A 35-minute video, titled "MK Occupy Minnesota: Drugs & the DRE Program at Peavey Plaza
," documents allegations that Minnesota law enforcement officers provided drugs to people hanging out in a downtown Minneapolis park in exchange for their participation in a drug impairment study.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune documents reactions from Minneapolis police, the State Patrol, and Minneapolis city council member Cam Gordon
In a forum post, Gordon provided further details on the allegations against police
: "One of the people who testified there appeared to be under or close to the age of 18 and reported about how he was recruited, transported, given illegal drugs and asked to used them in a secluded location by government employed public safety employees.
Last night, I was called by a concerned mother who was very upset because her son had been given free drugs by a police officer when he went out to participate in what he thought would be social action in a public plaza to help improve his community and country. She was shocked to learn from her son later that police gave her son illegal drugs and asked him to use them, indicating that it was okay and that it was part of a police program."