Chauvin verdict: DoJ announces sweeping investigation into Minneapolis police – live

The justice department is already investigating whether the officers involved in Floyd’s death violated Floyd’s civil rights.

The investigation announced Wednesday is known as a “pattern or practice” and will be a more sweeping probe of the entire department and may result in major changes to policing there, the official said.

The official had direct knowledge of the matter but was not authorized to speak publicly about the upcoming announcement, planned for Wednesday morning.

The investigation will examine practices used by police and whether the department engages in discriminatory practices and will examine the department’s handling of misconduct allegations.