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DOJ Issues Confusing Statements on Review of Memphis PD, Review Still in Progress

March 6, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday morning it was ending its federal review of the Memphis Police Department, but by the afternoon the federal agency reversed its stance , saying the review is now back on track.

Sessions: DOJ Monitoring Undermining Police Effectiveness

March 1, 2017
In his first speech as attorney general, Mr. Sessions did not name any specific cities, but he indicated that Justice Department scrutiny from afar was undermining the effectiveness of the police across the country.

Sessions Questions Obama DOJ’s Conclusions in Ferguson and Chicago Police Reports

February 28, 2017
New U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing "some of it" as "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based."

Philly Police Create Officer-Involved Shooting Unit

January 17, 2017
An Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Unit was established within the Philadelphia Police Department on Jan. 1, inspired by a Department of Justice study recommending reforms on the use of deadly force by police officers

Former Chicago PD Superintendent Calls Out DOJ for "Wrong" Conclusions

January 13, 2017
“My narrative does not fit the narrative that they are pushing,” said McCarthy, who was fired in late 2015 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Video: Justice Department Slams Chicago PD for "Excessive Force" and "Deficient Training"

January 13, 2017
A federal investigation into the Chicago police found that officers engage “in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” part of larger, ingrained failures in how the department trains officers and reviews misconduct, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday.

Justice Department Slams Chicago PD for "Excessive Force" and "Deficient Training"

January 13, 2017
A federal investigation into the Chicago police found that officers engage “in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” part of larger, ingrained failures in how the department trains officers and reviews misconduct, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday.

Baltimore PD Commits to Consent Decree, Changes in Policy

January 12, 2017
It discourages the arrests of citizens for quality of life offenses, requiring a supervisor to sign off on any request to take someone into custody for a minor infraction, and also mandates basic training for making stops and searches.

AG Lynch Pushing for Baltimore PD Consent Decree Before Trump Takes Office

December 15, 2016
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that she is hopeful Department of Justice and Baltimore officials will agree to a consent decree governing police reform within the next month — and before President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office — but that reaching a deal depends on continued cooperation and good faith negotiations on the part of the city.

DOJ Penalizes Denver Sheriff's Department for U.S. Citizenship Hiring Requirement

November 22, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice has fined the Denver Sheriff's Department for making U.S. citizenship a job requirement for its deputies during a hiring spree in 2015 and early 2016.

Justice Department to Review Memphis Police Department

October 26, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will examine community policing and use of force as part of a federal review of the Memphis Police Department.

Newspaper: Justice Department Expected to Charge NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Death

October 26, 2016
“It’s going to happen sooner than later,” the source said of an indictment. “Washington wants to indict him.”

Federal Report Slams San Francisco PD for Bias

October 12, 2016
A report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice accuses the San Francisco Police Department of implicit and institutionalized bias against minority groups.

IACP, NAACP, and Yale Form Partnership, Receive $7 Million DOJ Award to Support Community Healing

October 7, 2016
The IACP, in collaboration with the NAACP and Yale, will provide dedicated resources, support, training, and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to address the impact of trauma and community harm.

DOJ Says Background Checks, Citizenship Requirements Prevent Diversification of Police

October 6, 2016
The report, released Wednesday in conjunction with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, critiques several widely used police-hiring practices — noting that over-reliance on such criteria “may limit certain underrepresented communities’ representation in law enforcement agencies.”

Justice Department Allocates $20 million for Body Cameras

September 28, 2016
The Justice Department's Monday announcement affects 106 state, city, municipal, and tribal law enforcement agencies in 32 states, and will help those departments institute and implement body camera programs.

Justice Department to End Use of Private Prisons

August 18, 2016
The Justice Department will no longer use privately operated prisons after concluding the facilities compare poorly to their federally operated counterparts.

DOJ Mandated Police Reforms Expected to Strain Baltimore Budget

August 11, 2016
Implementing changes is costly. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said other big police departments have spent between $5 million and $10 million a year to impose fixes, and she anticipates a similar bill for Baltimore.

DOJ Issues Report Saying Baltimore PD Violated Rights of Black Residents, Department and Union Respond

August 11, 2016
Gene Ryan, president of Baltimore City FOP Lodge 3, issued a statement saying the department's and the city's leaders should be blamed for the conditions described in the DOJ report and saying pressure from command on street officers to achieve favorable statistics in Compstat led to abuses.

DOJ Report Says Distrust of Police Causing Rise in Crime Rate

June 16, 2016
A loss of trust could have made residents of those places less likely to share information with law enforcement about dangerous criminals. With a newfound sense of impunity, these criminals might have begun committing even more crimes. And threatened by the violence, neighbors might have armed themselves instead of going to the police for protection, the theory suggests.
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