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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Federal report: Ferguson police show history of racial bias

Ferguson

Federal report: Ferguson police show history of racial bias

Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – A report from the Department of Justice finds that the police and municipal court in Ferguson exhibited patterns of racial bias. The Post-Dispatch reports that the investigation states that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. The full report is expected to allege […]

Federal report: Ferguson police show history of racial bias

Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – A report from the Department of Justice finds that the police and municipal court in Ferguson exhibited patterns of racial bias.

The Post-Dispatch reports that the investigation states that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. The full report is expected to allege direct evidence of racial bias among law enforcement and court officials. Investigators say the city’s justice systems places a higher priority on generating revenue than public safety.

The Justice Department began the investigation after the shooting of Michael Brown.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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