Rapid City police talks how the George Floyd case impacted their department

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- Following the high-profile conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, police departments across the nation are taking time to assess the situation.

This is also true in Rapid City, where RCPD spokesperson Brendyn Medina said the case provided a moment of reflection for officers.

Medina said RCPD uses an accreditation program, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies or CALEA in an effort to prevent cases like Floyd’s from happening in Rapid City.

Medina said use-of-force has been a focal point.

Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on three charges, including second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.