Department of Justice
Ferguson City Attorney Stephanie Karr and Mayor James Knowles III said they have not been contacted by the Department of Justice about any findings, nor given a timeline for completion of the investigations.
According to CNN, the issue at stake is “a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers within the Ferguson Police Department.”
Speaking Tuesday at the National Press Club, Holder said in response to a question that the reviews were underway and that he expected to “make those calls before I leave office.”
Five in custody, one is sought overseas
Even though the last couple of nights have been quiet on the streets of North County, there are renewed worries about the possibility of rioting and unrest after news that Darren Wilson is unlikely to face charges for violating the civil rights of Michael Brown.
Justice Department autopsy found Brown died from multiple gunshot wounds and had severe head and chest injuries, minor gunshot wound to his right hand.
However, Knowles says he feels like he’s being left in the dark by the DOJ, which he says is not a good first step toward the goal of rebuilding trust between the community and law enforcement in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
McCaskill says he will become more involved when it’s appropriate.
Davis says the training is not to be taken as a signal that no federal charges are expected in the Ferguson case, saying they are “two different tracks.”
Attorney General Eric Holder says the unrest after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in August shows law enforcement can’t let tensions with the community go unresolved.