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.
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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 […]
The Missouri city and DOJ officials are nearing a reform deal that will likely effect change and overhaul “unconstitutional” policing.
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Illinois AG Lisa Madigan asked the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to determine if the department’s practices violate federal law.
The Justice Department is set to open a federal civil rights investigation following the emergence of a now-viral video showing a school resource officer slamming and dragging a Black female student across the classroom.
The DOJ on Thursday announced plans to prosecute individual executives in white-collar crime cases, not just corporations.
Roof has already been indicted twice for the killings in state and federal court.
Despite a Justice Department report, Ferguson is still dolling out a disproportionate number of arrest warrants to minorities.
A week before the year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, the New Yorker published a lengthy and controversial profile of Darren Wilson.