After Floyd verdict, US attorney general launches police probe

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    The US Justice Department is launching an investigation into policing in the city of Minneapolis, a day after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering a Black man, George Floyd.

    US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Justice Department would launch a thorough probe into the Minneapolis Police Department’s policing practices.

    Garland said systemic abuses within the police force had to be rooted out.

    Al Jazeera’s John Hendren has more from Minneapolis, the US.

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    George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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