Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis policing practices after George Floyd’s death


In a speech last week, Garland had vowed to examine the practices of police departments that commit civil rights violations.

Garland at the time said the Justice Department’s efforts would include using grants to help police departments around the country “improve their practices through funding and technical assistance, leverage to promote policing policies that benefit communities and enhance trust.”

The announcement from the Justice Department comes after the guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. A bystander video had…

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