The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department will bring its hunt for racial bias to Louisville, Kentucky, which emerged as an epicenter of racial conflict over last year’s police shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
The announcement follows the Biden administration’s announcement that it will use its authority to probe for bias in the Minneapolis Police Department in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd last year while in police custody.
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Minneapolis investigation on Wednesday after former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in Floyd’s death, and the Louisville investigation in a news release Monday.
“The investigation will assess all types of force used by LMPD [Louisville Metro Police Department] officers, including use of force on individuals with behavioral health disabilities or individuals engaged in activities protected by the First Amendment,” Garland said in a statement.
“The investigation will assess whether LMPD