The U-S Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting an investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a “pattern and practice” of illegal conduct. Former U-S Attorney for Minnesota Tom Heffelfinger says in the wake of George Floyd’s death…

“We all should hope that law enforcement across the country has learned from this tragedy will adjust their procedures, not just their procedures for using chokeholds and knees and those kinds of things, but procedures for all use of force.’

The DOJ’s investigation aims to establish whether the state’s largest police department is engaging in practices that promote or allow systemic wrongdoing.