US Justice Dept says prepared to investigate Minnesota police shooting

By REUTERS
July 8, 2016 00:05

 WASHINGTON - The US Justice Department said on Thursday it was prepared to investigate the shooting death of a black man by a police officer in Minnesota.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has called on the Justice Department to begin an investigation into the death of Philando Castile after a traffic stop on Wednesday.

"The Department is prepared, as necessary, to conduct further investigation and consider this matter under applicable federal law," the Justice Department said in a statement.


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