Judge James K. Bredar ruled Friday for a consent decree allowing the overhauling of the Baltimore Police Department after a scathing 2016 Department of Justice report revealed officers operated with racial bias and used excessive force disproportionately on African Americans.
The U.S. Department of Justice may re-open its investigation into the 1955 gruesome murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till for whistling at a White woman in Mississippi.
Ferguson officials have missed crucial deadlines that were set by the Department of Justice in efforts to reform policing procedures.
On the heels of Donald Trump being sworn into office, the DOJ requested that a voter ID law case in Texas be postponed.
Civil rights activists fear the outcome of a DOJ probe into Freddie Gray’s case under the Trump administration.
Bill Scott, the highest-ranking African American officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, will assume the top post at the San Francisco Police Department in January, which is months after the SF PD nixed its last police chief amid protests about police killings of Blacks.
Dylann Roof will defend himself in court and could cross-examine survivors and family members of the Emanuel 9.
The former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer who was charged with the murder of Walter Scott—a 50-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop—has asked that the state court move his murder trial out of Charleston.
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 […]