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US to launch probe of Minneapolis police after George Floyd murder-report

21 Apr 2021 / 21:53 H.

APRIL 21: The US Justice Department is expected to announce a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

The expected announcement by Attorney General Merrick Garland comes one day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement's treatment of Black Americans.

President Joe Biden called the conviction of Chauvin a "giant step" toward justice in the United States.

The Justice Department has already made public an investigation into whether the officers involved in Floyd's death violated his civil rights. -Reuters

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