Attorney General Eric Holder
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder questioned whether Gov. Jay Nixon was told not to deploy the National Guard to deter violent protesters Monday night after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the death of Michael Brown.
As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation in the Ferguson shooting, a broader federal civil rights review could hold a greater potential to refashion the police department and bring long-lasting change.
Attorney General Eric Holder has harsh words for the sources leaking information from the grand jury investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is reportedly expected to be “eased out” of the police department.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the unrest after a Missouri police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old in August shows law enforcement must directly address tensions within communities.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder “a valuable ally” for Illinois and “an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis.”
The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those involved in their deaths.
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.