Bill Scott, the highest-ranking African American officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, will assume the top post at the San Francisco Police Department in January, which is months after the SF PD nixed its last police chief amid protests about police killings of Blacks.
Plus, POTUS shades Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel and Justice Department replaces NYC team investigating Eric Garner’s death.
Civil rights groups sent a letter to the DOJ demanding police departments be penalized for failing to report deaths in custody.
Ayear after Freddie Gray‘s death while in police custody, the Justice Department released a scathing report proving the Baltimore Police Department purposely targets the city’s Black population. In the 163-page report released on Wednesday, investigators pinpointed just how the department violated the rights of the people its officers are sworn to protect. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby […]
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 […]
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.
Pastor Jamal Bryant and a group of activists from around the country protested outside of the offices of the Department of Justice on Monday, demanding…
Mayor Frank Jackson joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the settlement that was reached between the Cleveland Police Department and the Department of…