A federal civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri police department has found that the Ferguson police and officials routinely discriminate against black people.
Part of the report found that city officials made racist jokes about black people on official email accounts, The New York Times reports. About 35,000 police records were analyzed.
The Department of Justice report could be released by Wednesday, The Associated Press reports.
The report said black people were twice as likely as white people to have their cars searched, according to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch.
From 2012 to 2014, blacks in Ferguson (two-thirds of the city’s population) experienced:
- 85 percent of the vehicle stops
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