Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.
Statement: “Over the next several days, teams of FBI agents will be canvassing the neighborhood where the shooting took place…”
The family of a Missouri teenager fatally shot by police is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee a second autopsy.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today spoke with Molly Moran, acting assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice, on the status of a federal civil rights investigation.
In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, said she never experienced any tension with the Ferguson Police Department.
The National Research Council (NRC) has determined sexual assaults are vastly underreported and poorly counted. The group says the national survey used to collect some data needs new wording.
The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Saint Louis County Family Court.
The world’s largest brewer has been trying since June to buy the half of Grupo Modelo that it doesn’t already own. The Justice Department sued to block the deal
More than one thousand registered sex offenders could be taken off the Missouri registry under the legislation.