President Joe Biden listens as Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about executive actions on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, April 8, 2021.
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Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday will announce that the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the practices of the Minneapolis police department, Justice Department officials told NBC News.
The announcement will come one day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted by a jury in the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, who was killed in custody last year.
The announcement, expected at 10 a.m. ET, was earlier reported by the Associated Press.
The Justice Department probe is known as a pattern-or-practice investigation. The Justice Department had earlier announced a separate investigation into whether Chauvin violated Floyd’s civil rights.
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