Local activists continue to focus on police reform following Chauvin verdict

CHARLOTTE — The Department of Justice launched an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department on Wednesday, the day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the death of George Floyd.

Chauvin will be sentenced in eight weeks.

There are three other officers involved in the case charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. They are expected to be tried together in August.

[Former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder, manslaughter in death of George Floyd]

Area activists stress that there is still work to be done.

“It’s not really justice but it just is what we have to do in the meantime,” said EJ Player, founder of Concord Civil Activist.

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In the video at the top of this webpage, anchor Susanna Black speaks with Player and another activist about the continued focus on police reform.