CLEVELAND – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Monday he was “not concerned” about a threat to pull federal grant money for failure to enforce federal immigration law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to deny Justice Department grant money to state and local governments that acted like so-called sanctuary cities. Those are generally defined as cities […]
Under heavy fire from Democrats over his alleged lying to Congress about meeting with Russian diplomats while he was a surrogate for the Trump presidential campaign, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will limit suing police departments for violating the civil rights of minorities. “We need, so far as we can, to help police […]
The DOJ sent a letter to state and municipal courts instructing them to stop targeting poor people for profit. This comes in the aftermath of a scathing DOJ report of the Ferguson police and courts that targeted poor blacks for fines.
In a major step in the aftermath of Eric Garner's death, which touched off a nationwide movement against police brutality, federal prosecutors began presenting evidence to a grand jury on Wednesday, reports The New York Times.
The tentative agreement must be approved by the city council. Officials in Ferguson, Missouri and the Department of Justice announced a tentative deal on Wednesday to overhaul the city’s embattled police force in an effort to avoid a costly court battle, reports USA Today. The deal stems from systemic failures brought to light by the death […]
The U.S. Department of Justice will continue its independent review of the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the organization said Monday. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced that the grand jury has declined to indict officers involved in the boy’s November 2014 death. The department released the following statement: The Civil Rights Division of the […]
Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.