Lawyer: More than 150 Min­neapo­lis po­lice of­fi­cers seek­ing dis­abil­ity

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD -

MIN­NEAPO­LIS — More than 150 Min­neapo­lis po­lice of­fi­cers are fil­ing work-re­lated dis­abil­ity claims af­ter the death of Ge­orge Floyd and en­su­ing un­rest, with about three­quar­ters cit­ing post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der as the rea­son for their planned de­par­tures, ac­cord­ing to an at­tor­ney rep­re­sent­ing the of­fi­cers. While Floyd’s death in May and the un­rest that fol­lowed are not the di­rect cause of many of the dis­abil­ity re­quests, at­tor­ney Ron Meuser said, those events and what Meuser called a lack of sup­port from city lead­er­ship were a break­ing point for many who had been strug­gling with PTSD from years on the job.

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