Fitch says 15 of the 59 officers who were killed in the line of duty last year were ambushed – triple the number from the year before.
“There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area,” Kinder said.
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The U.S. Department of Justice has released the findings of its investigation into Ferguson government, including the police department, confirming a pattern of racial discrimination.
St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.
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.”