DOJ Investigating Minneapolis Police Department

Attorney General Garland says there could possibly be systemic issues.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Department of Justice had begun a probe into the Minneapolis police. The goal of the investigation is to address policing practices in the city that are unconstitutional. The result of such probes may be a consent decree. 

“Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis,” stated Attorney General Garland, referring to the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. “Public safety requires public trust. … The Department of Justice will be unwavering in its pursuit of equal justice under law,” he said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the investigators at the Department of Justice as they probe into the allegations made against the Minneapolis Police Department.
  • For wisdom for those examining policing practices and training.
  • For U.S. officials evaluating and discussing reforms in law enforcement and keeping the public peace.

Sources: Politico, CBS News


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