The state of Minnesota launched a sweeping civil rights probe into the Minneapolis Police Department on Tuesday, a week after an officer allegedly killed a black man during an arrest, officials said.

The probe, stemming from the death of George Floyd, will be designed to root out “systemic racism that is generations deep,” Gov. Tim Walz told reporters.

“The Minnesota of Department of Human Rights is filing a commissioner’s charge of discrimination and launch a civil right investigation against the Minneapolis Police Department,” Walz said.

“The investigation will review MPD’s policies, procedures and practices over the last 10 years to determine if the department has utilized systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color.”

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

source: nbcnews.com

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