DOJ Revives Probe Into George Floyd’s Death: Report

The U.S. Department of Justice has revived its investigation into the death of George Floyd, empanelling a new grand jury and calling new witnesses as part of its probe of former police officer Derek Chauvin, the New York Times reported on Tuesday

The Times cited two people with direct knowledge of the investigation. The death of Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis in May 2020 sparked a wave of protests across the United States and the world, and renewed debate about racism and police use of force.

Floyd’s arrest was captured on video as Chauvin, a white officer, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Grand jury proceedings are secret, and the Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for Floyd’s family.

Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to murder in the second degree and second-degree manslaughter brought by state prosecutors. His trial is scheduled to begin in Minneapolis on March 8.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey, Sarah Lynch and Jonathan Allen; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Bill Berkrot)

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  1. George Floyd killed himself with his chronic drug abuse which caused the pulmonary edema found during his autopsy. His panicked reaction at the sight of the police contributed to his death, caused his death. A healthy person would not have been harmed by the actions of the police that day. George was struggling and thrashing around so much he had to be restrained. The cops didn’t punch or beat him. Chauvin didn’t crush his wind pipe. Floyd was in poor health. He just died on them. Cops aren’t health professionals. They weren’t looking for people with pulmonary edema.

    1. You are sooo full of crap Glen! An autopsy showed George died from asphyxiation from PRESSURE! His medical issues won’t affect the homicide ruling. But let me take a wild and guess that if he had been a white man, your opinion would have been very different. Your racism is showing buddy!!

      1. Chewy the Chump (yep Jaybird your new nickname)
        Psyc saying- What you think you dislike in others is what you mostly dislike in yourself.
        Who’s the racist? Look in the mirror Chewy the Chump especially since you “think” others are racist when there is nothing racist in their comments.

        1. I’ll take the nickname loser, Putrid Paul. Blah blah blah. That’s always a bigots defense. Lol. Can’t you even attempt to be original??

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