Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday announced a federal investigation of police in Louisville, Kentucky — citing the death of Breonna Taylor during a police raid in March 2020.
The Justice Department will look into whether the department routinely violates people’s constitutional rights, Garland said, in what may be the first step toward forcing a consent decree that would put the feds in charge of local reforms.
“Louisville has already taken some steps towards reform through its settlement with a family of Breonna Taylor, as well as through other measures. We commend those measures and our investigation will take them into account,” Garland said in a statement.
“It is clear that the public officials in Minneapolis and Louisville, including those in law enforcement, recognize the importance and urgency of our efforts. We come to them as