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U.S. Department of Justice says probe into George Floyd's death 'top priority'

Reuters Thursday, 28 May 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday it had made its investigation into police involvement in the death of George Floyd a "top priority," after a second day of protests in Minneapolis over the unarmed black man's death.
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No formal charges have been filed in the George Floyd case following two days of violent protests in Minneapolis, but the U.S. attorney said the investigation was a "top priority." Freddie Joyner has more.

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