8 minority jail officers allegedly kept off Chauvin’s guard

Eight Minnesota jail guards filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging racial discrimination after they were barred from working on the floor where a former police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was being held. The eight guards, who identify as African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander American and multiracial, say they were segregated and prevented from doing their jobs at the Ramsey County jail solely because of the color of their skin. Floyd’s death on May 25 sparked protests in Minneapolis and beyond, and led to a nationwide reckoning on race.

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