The finding was buried in the Justice Department’s scathing report of the Ferguson police department.
A group of demonstrators chanted in the street Wednesday night outside the Ferguson Police Department. Photos and videos showed police apparently arresting several people.
The Justice Department civil rights investigation mostly corroborated the former Ferguson officer’s version of events from the shooting of Michael Brown.
Hint: It can be a convoluted and expensive process in a city where, according to the Department of Justice, officials have consistently set maximizing revenue as the priority for law enforcement.
The scathing report Justice Department report found an endemic racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, as well as a focus on generating revenue, rather than public safety.
Ferguson police “have exclusively set their dogs against black individuals, often in cases where doing so was not justified by the danger presented,” according to a Department of Justice report investigation released Wednesday.
The demonstrations came Wednesday night after a Justice Department civil rights investigation found a pattern of racial bias and unconstitutional use of force among Ferguson police officers. Police on Thursday wouldn’t disclose the charges of those arrested, saying the information was “private.”
The months-long investigation in the wake of Michael Brown’s death is expected to be released as soon as Wednesday, a law enforcement source told BuzzFeed News. The coming report finds that police conduct in Ferguson routinely violates the Constitution and federal law.
The nearly completed review reportedly accuses the Missouri city’s police department of racial bias in traffic stops, officials told the New York Times.
Thomas Allen Jr., 34, died Sunday after he was shot by a police officer on Saturday in Wellston, Missouri, according to reports. Officials said Allen tried to drive away from a traffic stop while the officer was partially inside the vehicle.
A separate autopsy commissioned by the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes shows he was shot in the back twice by police in Pasco, Washington, conflicting with earlier statements made by authorities, an attorney said Thursday.
After a months-long investigation, the DOJ reportedly is preparing to sue the Missouri city if it doesn’t voluntarily change discriminatory police tactics.
Newly-released footage shows the alleged beating of Cortez Bufford last April. An officer can be heard pointing out a camera was rolling before switching it off.
Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday he asked Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard on Nov. 24. Nixon, however, waited to send in troops.
The lawsuit charge that the two St. Louis suburbs excessively fined and jailed impoverished people for unpaid traffic violations to raise revenue.
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The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last summer had faced civil rights charges. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, though, will have the final say.
“The problem in Ferguson is that there’s no consensus on leadership in the community,” says Rep. G.K. Butterfield.
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Advocacy group Ferguson Action said the holiday should be a time where Americans unite in a national “resistance to injustice” in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Grand Juror Doe” said he or she disagrees about how the facts of the case against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who was not charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown, have been portrayed to the public.
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The shots were fired Tuesday as officers arrested six people who allegedly were burglarizing a beauty supply store damaged during protests violent protests in November.
The mayor said the officer “needs professional help” and asked the media to respect his privacy. The officer shot and killed Antonio Martin, who police said was armed.
Police fear a new wave of violence against officers. Activists fear an end to efforts to hold cops accountable when they cross the line.
Officer Timothy Zoll made the comments to The Washington Post Friday after a street memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed by a driver.
Protesters in Los Angeles took to Beverly Boulevard for the Millions March LA. In New York, protesters called for justice for Akai Gurley.
A car drove through the candles and stuffed animals on Ferguson, Missouri’s Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown died in August. Officials and family members said they’re working on plans for a more permanent location.
The demonstration came a day after an officer killed a teenager in Berkeley, Missouri.