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Cops walk out after Lynx wear "Black Lives Matter" shirts

Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jer...

Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, said, "I commend them for it," according to the report.

Kroll said the four officers removed themselves from a list of officers working future games and indicated others may follow suit.

According to the Tribune, Lynx players wore black T-shirts that read "Change starts with us, justice and accountability" and on the back had Philando Castile's and Alton Sterling's names along with "Black Lives Matter."

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Police sign up for off-duty jobs to work Lynx games.

"They can start or stop a job whenever they want," Kroll said. "They are working on an independent contract."

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