Attorney General Eric Holder

Ferguson Riots

Lt. Gov. Questions if Obama Administration Pressured Nixon Not to Deploy National Guard Monday

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.

11/26/2014

Michael Brown Jr. (UPI/handout)

Probe of Ferguson Police Could Spur Broad Change

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.

11/19/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference on Sept. 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Holder: Sources Leaking Information from Grand Jury Investigation ‘Need to Shut Up’

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.

10/30/2014

Police officers work to keep order as demonstrators express their feelings on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Darren Wilson Expected to be ‘Eased Out’ of Police Department

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is reportedly expected to be “eased out” of the police department.

10/30/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference on Sept. 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Holder: Ferguson Unrest Shows Law Enforcement Must Directly Address Tensions Within Communities

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.

10/09/2014

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Praises Eric Holder As ‘Valuable Ally’

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.”

09/26/2014

Lesley McSpadden (R) and Michael Brown Sr. (L), the parents of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown, attend an event for their son at the Greater Grace Church on August 17, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner Want Investigations Into Officer-Involved Deaths

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.

09/25/2014

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.

09/18/2014

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

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