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DOJ Opens Probe Into Minneapolis Police

The Justice Department opens an investigation into police practices in Minneapolis.
Posted at 1:04 PM, Apr 21, 2021

The Justice Department is launching an investigation into the police practices in Minneapolis. 

Attorney General Merrick Garland making the announcement a day after a now imprisoned officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

"I am announcing the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing," said Garland.

Garland says if they find something unconstitutional or unlawful, they will issue a public report. He says this probe will be separate from another federal investigation into Floyd's death.