Merrick Garland announces probe of Minneapolis Police following Chauvin verdict

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a jury’s verdict in the case against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, at the Department of Justice on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. | Andrew Harnik | Getty Images

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will launch a large-scale investigation into the practices and culture of the Minneapolis Police Department after one of its former officers was convicted in the killing of George Floyd, 86th Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday.

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