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Update: Minneapolis Police call blacks Niggers and Monkeys

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KSTP-TV, ABC affiliate reports: "Two Minneapolis police officers are suspended; sources say they're accused of using racial and sexual slurs."

This is the story reported here first on Saturday, July 27.

This all began in an incident at a bar in Green Bay. It led to remarks so offensive that Green Bay officers reported the pair to Minneapolis Police.

According to Green Bay Police reports, officers Shawn Powell and Brian Thole created a "disturbance" at a Green Bay bar late last month.

They "had been drinking and their judgment was impaired," one Green Bay officer wrote.

After a confrontation with two black men, either Powell or Thole used the word 'n****r' to describe them and said the men "were doing their little monkey thing," racially offensive terms the Green Bay officers said they heard.

When those officers say they tried to get Powell and Thole to walk away, one disparaged the GBPD and said, "Are you kidding me? We have a lesbian f***ing chief that's looking to fire people for any reason."

Both officers are named in ongoing federal lawsuits that accuse them of civil rights violations. (Read the full story on KSTP-TV here:

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