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Justice Department announces investigation into Minneapolis police department practices

Attorney General Garland made announcement day after a jury found ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in George Floyd death.

Updated: April 21, 2021 - 10:37am

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday morning the Justice Department will investigate the Minneapolis Police Department practices, one day after a jury found ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. 

The federal agency will investigate whether the police department has engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, according to The Wall Street Journal.