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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.

Justice Department to Ban Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement

September 29, 2014
The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday.

AG Holder Resigning from Obama Administration

September 25, 2014
The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama planned to announce Holder's departure later Thursday. The White House said Holder plans to remain at the Justice Department until his successor is in place.

Ohio Grand Jury Clears Officers in Wal-Mart Shootings, DOJ to Investigate

September 24, 2014
A special grand jury has cleared police officers in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Fairfield man at a Beavercreek, Ohio, Wal-Mart, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Court Removes Federal Oversight of Detroit PD

August 26, 2014
The Detroit Police Department will no longer answer to a U.S. Department of Justice overseer. One has been in place since 2003 after an investigation revealed numerous complaints of improper use of force by officers and improper treatment of witnesses.

We Don't Need to Relax Recruit Fitness Standards, We need to Prepare Candidates Better

August 26, 2014
Fitness standards should not be lowered to accommodate anyone, male or female. The job is the job, and the physical requirements are the same for men and women officers.

DOJ to Conduct Broad Review of Police Tactics

August 14, 2014
The Justice Department is leading a broad review of police tactics, including the kind of deadly force that prompted recent protests in Missouri and New York, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Justice Department Sues Pennsylvania State Police Over Fitness Test

July 31, 2014
The lawsuit said the use of the tests to screen and select the applicants for the entry-level positions amounted to a pattern of employment discrimination. Much greater percentages of male applicants than female applicants passed the physical fitness tests going back to 2003, it said.

Albuquerque PD Consent Decree Plans Under Wraps

June 26, 2014
Albuquerque police officers and activists critical of police agree on one thing: They'd like to see what's on the table in negotiations between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice over what reforms the Albuquerque Police Department will have to make.
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