DOJ steps up investigation against Derek Chauvin
The Justice Department is stepping up its investigation into former police officer Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, the New York Times and the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Tuesday.
Unnamed sources said the Star Tribune that new witnesses were called and a new grand jury was appointed this week. The New York Times First reported on the development, adding that the investigation narrowed its focus to chauvin rather than the three other former officers who were also facing state charges when Floyd died.
Chauvin was featured on a video kneeling by Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes when Floyd yelled he couldn’t breathe. He was released shortly after Floyd’s death on May 25, sparking nationwide protests against systemic racism and …