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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during his meeting at the FBI building August 20, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., to oversea the federal government's investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9th. Holder promised a "fair and thorough" investigation into the fatal shooting of a young blackman, Michael Brown, who was unarmed when a white police officer shot him multiple times. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Holder Announces a Study of Racial Bias in Police Departments

Attorney General Eric Holder today announced a Justice Department initiative to study racial bias in the police departments of five cities.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during his meeting at the FBI building August 20, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., to oversea the federal government's investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9th. Holder promised a "fair and thorough" investigation into the fatal shooting of a young blackman, Michael Brown, who was unarmed when a white police officer shot him multiple times. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. Announces Ferguson Police Probe

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.

09/04/2014

Demonstrators march in Ferguson, Missouri, during the National March on Ferguson, August 30, 2014. The protesters demanded justice for Michael Brown, 18, shot dead in a fatal encounter with police in Ferguson, Missouri, a St Louis suburb, on August 9. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Justice Dept. to Probe Ferguson and Other P.D.s

It’s the most aggressive step to date to address the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

09/03/2014

A police officer holds a shotgun as he helps in the control of a small group of demonstrators on August 23, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal as they ask for justice in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blunt Seeks Federal Help for Ferguson Costs

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.

08/27/2014

Jamilah Nasheed. Photo: KMOX

State Sen. Nasheed Calls on AG Holder to Investigate Shooting

Nasheed wants Holder to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell August 19.

08/27/2014

Police watch as demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

25-Year-Old Supreme Court Case To Shape Ferguson Investigation

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.

08/22/2014

Fred Scott joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Protester: ‘Go Kill ISIS And Leave Us Alone’

Some protesters returned to the streets of Ferguson Wednesday evening but in diminished numbers.

08/21/2014

Police speak to a protester as they try to control the crowd on Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Time To Kill A Cop': Ferguson Protesters Throw Urine, Bottles At Police

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.

08/20/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Attorney General Eric Holder (2nd L) in the Oval Office of the White House August 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama was to receive an update on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called in the National Guard to "help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson," according to a statement from the governor's office.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eric Holder To Visit Ferguson Today

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comes to Ferguson today to check in on the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown.

08/20/2014

A demonstrator holds a sign reading, "Dont Shoot", with a picture of Michael Brown on August 17, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Key Figures in the Michael Brown Shooting

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.

08/19/2014

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