Police Reform

Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements that compel several police departments around the U.S. to curb racial bias and excessive force. In a memo made public this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of […]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders a review of police reform consent decrees.

Baltimore's mayor and the attorney general announce that they've reached an accord on police reforms. The agreement awaits court approval.

Baltimore's mayor is asking the state for $30 million to pay for police reforms. Some of the spending would go toward an early warning system to identify patterns of police misconduct.

A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement to overhaul the local police department in Ferguson, Mo. and address racially biased policing that often violated the rights of black residents in the St. Louis suburb.