"We have to get the message out that this is not over and it’s not going to be over for a while," Dr. Stephen Blatt said.
The daughter of the late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell has been accused of playing a role in the trafficking operation.
"There is absolutely no reason for the government to rush forward with such a reckless and dangerous plan," an ACLU attorney said.
After Ghislaine Maxwell, confidant of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in connection with sexual abuse of minors, acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss explained how Maxwell helped groom victims and sometimes participated in the sexual abuse herself.
The department said it is conducting a review of 8,000 minutes of body camera footage, but it is defending the officers involved in the video, first published by the Miami Herald.