Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice is launching a probe into policing policies in Minneapolis.
“Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional, unlawful policing,” Garland said.
The DOJ’s decision comes one day after former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts for killing George Floyd last year.
Chauvin was convicted of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, BNC reported.
“The investigation will also assess if the MPD engages in discriminatory conduct and whether its treatment of those with behavioral health disabilities is unlawful,” the attorney general said.