In a letter to acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore — who leads DOJ's Civil Rights Division — Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said that "if not appropriately implemented, use of the technology may threaten the life and liberty of Americans with crushing force."
August 20, 2018
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday announced a wide-ranging investigation into the Chicago Police Department in the wake of an uproar over a video showing a fatal police shooting 14 months ago.
December 7, 2015
"This investigation will begin immediately," Lynch said, adding that investigators will examine whether police violated the constitutional rights of residents.
May 8, 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?”
January 22, 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.
January 21, 2015
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.
December 23, 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.
November 3, 2014
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials.
September 4, 2014
A group of food activist have filed lawsuits against two Baltimore city police officers for not allowing them to hand out leaflets in 2011 protest action.
May 27, 2014
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will have to work closely with a court-appointed monitor and plaintiffs in a racial-profiling lawsuit to demonstrate that the Sheriff's Office has addressed discriminatory practices, according to a federal court ruling released Wednesday.
October 2, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he was moved to tears Saturday after Montgomery (Ala.) Police Chief Kevin Murphy presented the badge off of his uniform along with an apology to Lewis and other Freedom Riders for police officers' failure to act during a 1961 attack.
March 5, 2013
A federal jury convicted a former Georgia police chief Thursday of abusing a pre-trial detainee. The 54-year-old Walter Young, the former chief of the Omega Police Department, now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
August 2, 2012
A grand jury in Macon, Ga., has indicted Omega Police Chief Walter Young for physically abusing a man in custody, the Department of Justice has announced.
March 19, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice sharply rebuked the Seattle Police Department today, claiming cops use excessive force that's unconstitutional 20% of the time.
December 16, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Newark Police Department, alleging the agency violates the civil rights of its citizens. On Thursday, several City Council members supported the claim.
September 10, 2010