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DOJ Report Slams Missouri Agencies' Response to Ferguson Protests

June 30, 2015
The report suggests that last year’s unrest was aggravated by long-standing community animosity toward Ferguson police, and by a failure of commanders to provide more details to the public after an officer killed Michael Brown.

DOJ Launches Civil Rights Probe of Baltimore PD

May 8, 2015
"This investigation will begin immediately," Lynch said, adding that investigators will examine whether police violated the constitutional rights of residents.

DOJ Announces $20 Million Program to Help Agencies Buy Body Cameras

May 1, 2015
The program includes $17 million in competitive grants for the purchase of body-worn cameras, $2 million for training and technical assistance and $1 million for the development of evaluation tools to study best practices. The pilot program is part of President Obama’s proposal to invest $75 million over three years to purchase 50,000 body-worn cameras for law enforcement agencies.

Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

April 23, 2015
Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the first African American woman to serve as attorney general.

Ferguson Not Alone in Attracting Justice Department Ire

March 5, 2015
The report includes information on what is happening in Cleveland; East Haven, Conn.; Missoula County, Mont.; New Orleans; Albuquerque; and Newark.

Video: Justice Department Demands Changes After Investigation Reveals Ferguson Uses Police to Generate Revenue

March 5, 2015
The report describes a city government that uses its police and courts as an ATM, tolerating a culture of police brutality while pressuring the police chief and court officials to increase traffic enforcement and fees without regard to public safety.

Video: Federal Report Says Brown Shooting Justified, Clears Wilson

March 5, 2015
Specifically, the DOJ said there was "no evidence" to disprove Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was there reliable evidence that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot.

Federal Report Says Brown Shooting Justified, Clears Wilson

March 5, 2015

Specifically, the DOJ said there was "no evidence" to disprove Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was there reliable evidence that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot. More Here.

Justice Department to Fault Ferguson Police, Seeing Racial Bias in Traffic Stops

March 2, 2015
The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer's shooting of a black teenager last summer.

DOJ: No Federal Charges for Zimmerman in Martin Shooting

February 24, 2015
The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

Feds Expected to Sue Ferguson Police Department for Racial Discrimination

February 19, 2015
The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department over what it believes to be a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own.

Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Nominations Due

January 26, 2015
The current nomination period for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery will close Feb. 15, 2015. The Badge of Bravery honors federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery performed in the line of duty.

Video: Wisconsin Sheriff Calls Sharpton a "Charlatan," Smacks Down Holder

January 22, 2015
“The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, got it right,” Clarke said about the Michael Brown shooting. “Officer Wilson has been exonerated. The thing I want to know is how does he get his reputation back?”

DOJ to Close Ferguson Civil Rights Investigation, Clear Wilson

January 21, 2015
The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed Michael Brown in August, law enforcement officials said.

DOJ to Investigate Justified Milwaukee Police Shooting

December 23, 2014
The Justice department will "undertake a federal review of this case to determine if, under federal civil rights law, there is a basis, both legal and factual, upon which a federal civil rights prosecution may be premised," the U.S. attorney said in a statement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Civil Rights Division will conduct the review.

Holder Announces New Anti-Profiling Guidelines for Federal Officers

December 2, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice will announce stiff new protocols to curtail profiling by federal law enforcement in the coming days, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday evening.

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely Against Ferguson Officer

November 3, 2014
Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said.

DOJ Condemns Leaks of Ferguson Shooting Evidence

October 23, 2014
New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilson’s story of what happened that day — have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days.

DOJ to Investigate Baltimore PD Over Brutality Charges

October 6, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a civil rights investigation into allegations of brutality and misconduct by the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Friday.

Ferguson Police Banned From Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

September 29, 2014
Police in Ferguson will no longer be allowed to wear bracelets in support of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
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