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DOJ to Probe Louisville Police After Breonna Taylor Shooting

  • Goal is promoting trust between police, communities: Garland
  • Probe into Minneapolis police after Floyd killing also started
Attorney General Merrick Garland

Attorney General Merrick Garland

Photographer: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo/Bloomberg

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The Justice Department is opening an investigation into the Louisville Police Department, which has faced scrutiny since the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in her home, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Monday.

“Promoting public trust between communities and law enforcement is essential to making both communities and policing safer,” Garland said in a brief appearance at the Justice Department.