Attorney General Eric Holder
Attorney General Eric Holder today announced a Justice Department initiative to study racial bias in the police departments of five cities.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the probe, saying that he and his department had heard numerous concerns from people in the St. Louis suburb about police practices, a history of “deep mistrust” and a lack of diversity on the police force.
It’s the most aggressive step to date to address the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month.
Nasheed wants Holder to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell August 19.
The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case became the prism through which his actions will be legally judged.
Some protesters returned to the streets of Ferguson Wednesday evening but in diminished numbers.
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comes to Ferguson today to check in on the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown.
A look at the key figures in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on Aug. 9—a death that has stoked days of violent unrest north of St. Louis.