Civil rights investigation, translations, curfew tonight and get tested for COVID-19

City of Minneapolis

June 4, 2020

City leadership welcomes and supports Human Rights inquiry

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has launched an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department after filing a civil rights charge related to the death of George Floyd. Read more about the investigation here.

Minnesotans with information that can further the investigation into the MPD should contact the Department of Human Rights at or 651-539-1100.

Mayor Frey

“For our city to begin healing, we need to deliver justice for George Floyd and his family and enact deep, meaningful policing reforms...For years in Minneapolis, police chiefs and elected officials committed to change have been thwarted by police union protections and laws that severely limit accountability among police departments. I welcome today’s announcement because breaking through those persistent barriers, shifting the culture of policing, and addressing systemic racism will require all of us working hand- in-hand.” Read full statement here.

City Council

George Floyd should be alive today.

Mr. Floyd’s death is just one instance of unthinkable violence against Black men by law enforcement generally and the Minneapolis Police Department specifically. Our community, especially communities of color, has a deep mistrust of law enforcement given the actions of Minneapolis police officers over decades.

We welcome and fully support the Minnesota Department of Human Rights’ robust investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department. Read full statement here.

Chief Medaria Arredondo response

"The sworn and civilian members of the Minneapolis Police Department remain steadfast in recognizing that service is honorable, and it requires building genuine and authentic relationships with all communities. The authority given to us by the community comes with great responsibility and obligation to always have their best interest at heart. With the assistance of the State Human Rights Commission, we can take an honest examination at systemic barriers that have prevented us from reaching our greatest potential for those we serve."

COVID-19 testing for people attending protests, vigils or events

Get tested for COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that any Minnesotan who has attended a protest, vigil or community cleanup get tested for COVID-19. COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are close together for long periods of time. Even people who do not have symptoms can still spread the virus to others. 

If you start to feel sick, get tested right away. 

If you do not feel sick, get tested as soon as you can, but no later than five-seven days after the event. If the test is negative and you are worried you might have been exposed, get another test 12-14 days after the event – even if you don’t feel sick. 

Get tested 

Talk to a doctor or a local clinic, or find testing locations near you. 

Do not enter damaged or burned buildings

Please do not enter any damaged buildings. This is very dangerous. The City is blocking sidewalks to keep people away from damaged buildings and working with property owners to secure their properties and get emergency demolitions started as fast as possible. Read more in English here.

Curfew Thursday begins at 10 p.m.

A curfew will be in place in all public places within the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul during the following hours:

  • 10 p.m. Thursday, June 4, until 4 a.m. Friday, June 5.

You should be in your home and stay in your home during the curfew hours to protect everyone’s safety. Do not travel on any public streets, alley, or roadways or any public place.

Read the answers to frequently asked questions here.

Share translated curfew information

Share these translated curfew notices from TPT Twin Cities on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Spanish/Español: El gobernador Walz declaró un toque de queda temporal para Minneapolis y Saint Paul a partir de las 10 p.m. el jueves, 4 de junio. El toque de queda termina el viernes a las 4 a.m.
  • Oromo/Afaan Oromoo: Governor Walz guutummaa Minneapolis tti har’a sa’a 10:00 galgala irraa kaasee hojii irra oolcheera (10 p.m. - 4 a.m., Waxabajjii 4).
  • Somali/Soomaaliga: Gud. Walz wuxuu hirgaliyay Bandowga Habeenkii oo ku meel gaar ah oo laga fulinayo Minneapolis iyo Saint Paul caawa 10da fiidnimo ilaa 4da aroornimo, Khamiis, Juun 4.  
  • Hmong/Hmoob: Governor Walz rhawv ib txoj kevcai uas Txwv Hmo Ntuj thoob plaws Minneapolis thiab Saint Paul uas pib hmo no thaum 10 moo tsaus ntuj – 4 teev sawv ntxov, Thursday, lub 6 hli tim 4.

Useful links and contact information

Reporting concerns graphic. When and how to call 911, the BCA or the FBI.

For questions, accommodations or alternative formats, please contact Neighborhood and Community Relations at 612-673-3737 or email us at People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

Para asistencia, llame al 612-673-2700 •  Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 • Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.