Minneapolis Police Department Reform

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Gracie McHenry, Writer

After former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on the murder of George Floyd, the Minneapolis Police Department opened a investigation into the recent spike of police brutality. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a pattern-or-practice investigation on Wednesday. “Most of our nation’s law enforcement officers do their difficult jobs honorably and lawfully,” Mr. Garland said. “I strongly believe that good officers do not want to work in systems that allow bad practices.”In the Upcoming Month Federal Investigators are allegedly going to examine the police department records and policing methods. If they are to find something, they can have the police department go through a reform to a certain extent. They are seeking to find if Chauvins actions represent the entire police force today. Even though, Minneapolis Police Chief has testified in the Chauvin trial with the prosecution and has pushed the reform of certain police practices like the chokehold. Garland made an announcement that he wants both the community and the police force to be apart of the investigation in order for it to be a success.