Filed Date: 2021
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On April 21, 2021, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was opening a pattern and practice investigation into the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). According to Garland, the investigation, initiated under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, will examine whether the City and MPD violated the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment of citizens or the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The announcement came a day after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, sparking national outrage and protests. In his announcement, Garland noted that this investigation was separate from a a criminal investigation that DOJ had already launched into Chauvin.
Jonah Hudson-Erdman (9/12/2021)
Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.
State / Territory: Minnesota
Filing Date: 2021
Case Ongoing: Yes
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