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 […]
The Department of Justice and North Carolina filed lawsuits against each other over the so-called “bathroom bill.” North Carolina denies that the measure violates the civil rights of transgender people.
A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement to overhaul the local police department in Ferguson, Mo. and address racially biased policing that often violated the rights of black residents in the St. Louis suburb.
The DOJ sent a letter to state and municipal courts instructing them to stop targeting poor people for profit. This comes in the aftermath of a scathing DOJ report of the Ferguson police and courts that targeted poor blacks for fines.
The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday called for changes to a tentative agreement to overhaul the police department.
Days before the federal government announced a probe of the San Francisco Police in the shooting death of Mario Woods, the department’s officers took a pledge to stamp out racism and intolerance.
The City of Ferguson and the Justice Department has reached a potential deal to revamp the Missouri city’s police department by changing the use of deadly force policies. The deal would also include ethics training and promoting diversity in ranking officers and officials. USA Today reports. The proposal, which must be ratified by the Ferguson […]
Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.