The Department of Justice announced that it will phase out its use of private prisons. There’s no need for them with the declining population of federal prisoners.
The Department of Justice and a South Carolina sheriff’s department reach an agreement on police involvement in student discipline. Meanwhile the ACLU files a lawsuit against the state’s vaguely worded statutes blamed for filling the school to prison pipeline.
A lawsuit accuses 13 St. Louis suburbs of extorting poor Black residents. Attorneys say they’re operating debtor’s prisons.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed a probe prompted by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. It concluded Baltimore police officers regularly violate the constitutional rights of Black residents through the use of excessive force, unlawful searches and arrests, and racial discrimination.
A DOJ study reveals that responding to domestic disputes accounts for most fatalities of police. This paints a different picture from the view that there’s a war on cops.
Gov. Edwards added that the Middle District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI will also assist in the investigation.
Michael Moore, a U.S. attorney based in Macon, launched an investigation into Johnson’s death in October of 2013. After Moore left his position, the case was passed to federal prosecutors in Ohio.
Federal prosecutors filed a civil rights lawsuit against the NYC Education Department over a racist principal. The suit alleges that the department failed to address the principal’s behavior.
A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.
A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]