Family lawyer says the city of Ferguson and former officer Darren Wilson will be named in a wrongful death suit.
Protesters outside police headquarters in Ferguson shouted “I told you so!” after the U.S. Department of Justice found patterns of discrimination in the department.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles read a brief statement but did not take questions.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“It also really does say that the narrative that came out from people like Dorian Johnson and the ‘hands up, don’t shoot,’ that that narrative was simply false,” Wilson’s attorney Neil Bruntrager says.
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.
The Justice Department says it won’t prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests.
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.
The report will charge that police disproportionately use excessive force against blacks and that black drivers are stopped and searched far more often than white motorists.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) says “race-obsessed” Attorney General Eric Holder is looking to “put Ferguson, Missouri, up on his mantle” of law enforcement agencies he’s indicted for racial practices.