Justice Department

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday. The investigation prompted by the April 29 fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards by Balch Springs police Officer Roy Oliver is […]

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 […]

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed a probe prompted by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. It concluded Baltimore police officers regularly violate the constitutional rights of Black residents through the use of excessive force, unlawful searches and arrests, and racial discrimination.

Michael Moore, a U.S. attorney based in Macon, launched an investigation into Johnson's death in October of 2013. After Moore left his position, the case was passed to federal prosecutors in Ohio.

A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.

Officials in Ferguson, Missouri and the Department of Justice announced a tentative deal on Wednesday to overhaul the city's embattled police force in an effort to avoid a costly court battle, reports USA Today.

The Missouri city and DOJ officials are nearing a reform deal that will likely effect change and overhaul "unconstitutional" policing.

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Illinois AG Lisa Madigan asked the DOJ's Civil Rights Division to determine if the department's practices violate federal law.

The Justice Department is set to open a federal civil rights investigation following the emergence of a now-viral video showing a school resource officer slamming and dragging a Black female student across the classroom.

The DOJ on Thursday announced plans to prosecute individual executives in white-collar crime cases, not just corporations.

Despite a Justice Department report, Ferguson is still dolling out a disproportionate number of arrest warrants to minorities.

A week before the year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, the New Yorker published a lengthy and controversial profile of Darren Wilson.