Minneapolis may phase out psych testing for cops after too many minorities screened out

Mohamed Noor has not faced any charges.


The city of Minneapolis may fire its police psychology evaluator because his tests screened out too many minority candidates, despite already lowering psych evaluations far below the national standard.

The July police shooting of Justine Damond triggered the city to scrutinize its psychological standards for police, with many claiming they’d become lax.

Psychiatrist Thomas Gratzer has run psych testing for the Minneapolis police for the past five years, and in that time, he has eliminated four of the five tests used to determine whether a candidate is fit to be an officer, APM reported Thursday. Now, Gratzer may get the axe not for gutting his standard, but for screening out too many minorities.

Mohamed Noor, the officer who shot Damond, is Somali and was one of 200 cops approved by Gratzer’s standards over the past five years, which were already far below the national standard.

  • Liberal Progressive

    H8trs! It’s not a crime under Sharia Law to slay an infidel.

  • Yaacov ben Moshe

    Uh, let me see if I understand the “reasoning” here. You let one too many of these criminally insane cultists become a cop and he killed an innocent woman. Now you are unhappy that you can’t give the same affirmative action opportunity to other (possibly) criminally insane candidates who cannot pass even the most liberal mental test. As a result, you are not abandoning the fantasy that there should be equality of results (instead of equality of opportunity) but, instead, you are eliminating the only frail hope you might have had (I say “might have had”because you really don’t care) of avoiding another such tragedy. Do I get that right?

    • Exile1981

      Actually I think this is likely coming from the legal department.

      If they allow someone in after they fail the normal test but then let them pass a easy test they can be held responsible. A lawyer could argue they knew he was a violent nut job who should never have been given a gun.

      If you don’t give psych exams then you can claim you had no idea he was a violent nut.

      • Yaacov ben Moshe

        Good analysis. The lawyers will make sure the government is protected and that the progressive equality compulsion is served; the only people who are not being “protected and served” (where have I heard that before?) are the innocent victims.

  • Ed

    Mass immigration drops all standards.

  • Mark

    “We’re phasing out the tests. Our people weren’t doing well on them” Sounds like the Ontario Teacher’s Unions.

    • k1992

      Tests are passé. Besides, there are no objective standards (according to progressive thinking) so it’s all about feelings and identity groups and the like.

  • Starlord

    Double down on stupidity.
    After the Somali incident you would think they would raise the bar up…

  • politicallynaive