Department of Justice

Civil rights groups sent a letter to the DOJ demanding police departments be penalized for failing to report deaths in custody.

Ayear after Freddie Gray‘s death while in police custody, the Justice Department released a scathing report proving the Baltimore Police Department purposely targets the city’s Black population. In the 163-page report released on Wednesday, investigators pinpointed just how the department violated the rights of the people its officers are sworn to protect. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby […]

For more than a year, Black Lives Matter protesters have demanded change within the American justice system. It would seem as though the Justice Department has heard their plea and announced a new mandate forcing 33,000 federal agents, as well as prosecutors, to undergo training to stop their personal biases from influencing law enforcement decision.

The Justice Department has ruled there will be no charges filed in the 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson, the 17-year-old who was found dead inside a rolled up gym mat at his Valdosta, Georgia high school. Though local and state investigators ruled Johnson’s death a freak accident, his parents, Kenneth and Jackie Johnson, have always believed their son […]

A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]

The city of Ferguson, Mo. has approved a deal with the federal government to revamp the court and law enforcement system after the area was exposed by the Department of Justice for using people of color as profit in its policing methods. The 6-to-0 vote was finalized at the Ferguson City Council meeting Tuesday evening, The New York […]

In a major step in the aftermath of Eric Garner's death, which touched off a nationwide movement against police brutality, federal prosecutors began presenting evidence to a grand jury on Wednesday, reports The New York Times.

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday called for changes to a tentative agreement to overhaul the police department.

Residents of embattled Ferguson, Missouri on Tuesday got a chance to weigh in on a proposal created to help avert a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, reports The Associated Press.

Days before the federal government announced a probe of the San Francisco Police in the shooting death of Mario Woods, the department's officers took a pledge to stamp out racism and intolerance.