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Justice Dept. Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Missouri

Justice Dept. Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Missouri

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:26 PM

The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesdays that it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it reached with the federal agency. 

The Justice Department initiated a civil rights investigation into Ferguson's policing and court practices after an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer in 2014. It resulted in a report that was extremely critical of Ferguson's police and court systems.

"Unable to reach a mutually agreed upon court-enforceable settlement to remedy the department's findings, the lawsuit was filed today," the Justice Department said in a statement.

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The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will sue the City of Ferguson to force policing reform. The federal government filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Ferguson, Mo. alleging that the city's police and court system violate residents' civil...
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