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State of Minnesota launches civil rights probe into Minneapolis Police Department

/ CBS News


Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday that the state’s department of human rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department. The investigation will not only look into the death of George Floyd but will the review department’s practices over the past 10 years.

According to Walz, the state will investigate “systemic practices against people of color” in the police department, marking the first time the state has launched a human rights investigation into a police department.

“We’re not going to restore peace on our streets by having the national guard show up,” Walz said. “We’re going to restore peace by addressing the systemic issues that caused it in the first place.”

“If this is not an inflection point… this will come back again.”

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