Bloomberg Law
June 3, 2020, 12:47 AMUpdated: June 3, 2020, 3:39 PM

Dorsey & Whitney Scraps Alliance With Minnesota Prosecutors (1)

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

Minnesota-based law firm Dorsey & Whitney will no longer lend its attorneys to help prosecutors in Minneapolis in misdemeanor cases following the death of George Floyd.

The roughly 500-lawyer firm, which is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices around the world, announced late Tuesday that it is ending its misdemeanor prosecution program. The firm has assisted in the prosecution of misdemeanor cases by the Minneapolis City Attorney’s office through the program for more than 40 years.

The firm’s decision comes after nationwide outrage and protest following the death of Floyd while being taken into Minneapolis police custody on May 25. ...

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