Derek Chauvin and the scene that he knelt down Floyd’s neck and killed him.
US. attorney general Merrick garland announced on Wednesday (April 21st) that after Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of Floyd’s death, the Justice Department has launched a comprehensive investigation into the police practice of the Department. Floyd’s murder in 2020 shocked the United States and triggered widespread protests against police brutality.
According to CBS News, Garland said in a brief speech to the justice department that a comprehensive investigation will determine whether the Minneapolis police department has “patterns or practices” that are unconstitutional or illegal. The new civil investigation is separate from the ongoing Federal Department of Justice investigation into Floyd’s death. Garland praised the verdict of a jury in Hennepin County, Minnesota, on Tuesday, but said it “does not address the potential systemic policing problem in Minneapolis.”. According to the report, Garland’s announced Department of Justice investigation will investigate whether the Minneapolis police department is engaged in discriminatory acts, including the use of excessive force during the protest. Garland said the Department would conduct a “comprehensive review” of police policy, training, supervision and the use of force.
The demonstration of Floyd’s death.
Before Garland announced the investigation, a jury composed of six white and six black or multi-ethnic people ruled on one count of second degree murder, one count of second degree manslaughter and one count of third degree murder on Tuesday local time, while the city was on the verge of another riot. The jury found that all three charges were guilty. Showan was remanded immediately, and judge Peter Cahill said there were a number of technical procedures to deal with and that he would be sentenced within eight weeks. The maximum penalty for second degree unintentional murder is 40 years’ imprisonment, the maximum penalty for third degree murder is 25 years, and the maximum penalty for second degree manslaughter is 10 years.
In May last year, Chauvin knelt down on Floyd’s neck and killed him in the process of law enforcement, which triggered a worldwide protest against the violent law enforcement by American police and racism in the United States. Before Chauvin‘s conviction, the shooting of another black youth by Minneapolis police on the 11th put the city on the verge of another riot, which once again ignited the call for the US Congress to pass comprehensive police reform.