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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.

09/18/2014

A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

COPS Training Police Agencies to Improve Community Relationships

One division of the Department of Justice is in town with the goal of preventing any more rioting in Ferguson as the Michael Brown investigation continues.

09/15/2014

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar briefs media on shooting of Mike Brown. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

St. Louis County Police Chief Invites Department of Justice Scrutiny

The Justice Department has launched its investigation into police practices in Ferguson, and yesterday St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the DOJ will also look at practices in his department.

09/05/2014

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

Maria Chappelle-Nadal talks to residents in Ferguson. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

State Sen.: Michael Brown Situation is Not Isolated Incident

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she’s heard over the last two weeks from many who feel they have been pulled over too many times or unfairly targeted.

09/04/2014

US President Barack Obama(L) and Attorney General Eric Holder speak on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Strong DOJ Response To Ferguson Seeks Truth, Calm

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.

08/18/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages

Holder Asks for Federal Autopsy on Michael Brown

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.

08/17/2014

DOJ: Teams of FBI Agents Talking to Ferguson Residents

Statement: “Over the next several days, teams of FBI agents will be canvassing the neighborhood where the shooting took place…”

08/15/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Brown’s Funeral on Hold Until Second Autopsy Performed

The family of a Missouri teenager fatally shot by police is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee a second autopsy.

08/14/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCaskill Working to Ensure Federal Investigation is Fair, Transparent

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.

08/13/2014

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