The Department of Justice has announced they have launched an investigation into the Louisville Police Department.

Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement on Monday saying:

The investigation will assess whether LMPD engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force, including with respect to people involved in peaceful, expressive activities.

It will determine whether LMPD engages in unconstitutional stops searches and seizures, as well as whether the department unlawfully executes search warrants on private homes.

The news of the investigation comes 13 months after Louisville police killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor while serving a no-knock warrant at her apartment. 

Watch the ABC News report below:

I have learned not to get excited when the DOJ announces anything because more often than not…they are the Department of Disappointment. 

Hopefully, they will hold the Louisville Police Department and the Minneapolis PD accountable and force them to make much-needed changes.

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