Department Of Justice

For more than a year, Black Lives Matter protesters have demanded change within the American justice system. It would seem as though the Justice Department has heard their plea and announced a new mandate forcing 33,000 federal agents, as well as prosecutors, to undergo training to stop their personal biases from influencing law enforcement decision.

The Justice Department has ruled there will be no charges filed in the 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson, the 17-year-old who was found dead inside a rolled up gym mat at his Valdosta, Georgia high school. Though local and state investigators ruled Johnson’s death a freak accident, his parents, Kenneth and Jackie Johnson, have always believed their son […]

A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday called for changes to a tentative agreement to overhaul the police department.

Residents of embattled Ferguson, Missouri on Tuesday got a chance to weigh in on a proposal created to help avert a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, reports The Associated Press.

Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.

The DOJ will publish a report based on recommendations from the meeting, suggesting steps that lawmakers, policymakers and legislators can take to reform the criminal justice system.

The Department of Justice is preparing to release about 6,000 nonviolent inmates from federal prison at the end of the month.

Thursday on NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and the Straight Talk Panel discussed the findings of the DOJ's final report on Ferguson.