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.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to help locate the District's lost youth.
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.
Plus, POTUS shades Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel and Justice Department replaces NYC team investigating Eric Garner’s death.
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.
Plus, the Department of Justice will begin collecting data on use of force by police and an Illinois movie theater changes rules after getting backlash for firing teen over dreadlocks.
Civil rights groups sent a letter to the DOJ demanding police departments be penalized for failing to report deaths in custody.
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.