MINNEAPOLIS, Min. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Minneapolis Police Department now faces a civil investigation one day after the guilty verdict in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin.
Attorney general Merrick Garland announcing the federal probe into policing practices in Minneapolis. The DOJ was already investigating whether the officers involved in George Floyd’s death had violated his civil rights.
Now, it will look at the entire department to see if there is a pattern of unconstitutional or unlawful policing.
Garland said, “The investigation i am announcing today will assess whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force, including during protests. The investigation will also assess whether the m-p-d engages in discriminatory conduct.”
The announcement comes one day after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Chauvin was booked into a Minnesota state prison, Tuesday, where he’ll await sentencing.