The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, a U.S. jury in the state of Minnesota found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection to Floyd’s death last May.
“The Justice Department has previously announced a federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd,” Garland said on Tuesday.
“This investigation is ongoing,” he added. (Xinhua/NAN)