MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota has launched a civil rights investigation against the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd.
He’s the black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving.
Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced the filing of a formal complaint Tuesday.
Bystander video showing Floyd’s death has sparked worldwide protests.
The officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Three other officers were fired but haven’t been charged.