*News Brief*

By Kat Riddler

News Editor


The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) released their long awaited report of the “Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department” on March 4. The federal investigation was launched September 4, 2014, after the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. The 105 page document goes into detail about the investigation into the Ferguson Police Department’s policies, violation of laws, enforcement focused on revenue, racial biases, erosion of community trust, lack of racial diversity of the police force, and what needs to be changed to fix the aforementioned problems. Captain Rick Henke and Sergeant William Mudd resigned Friday after being on administrative leave when the report released information about racist emails sent in the past. Mary Ann Twitty, the top court clerk, was fired in connection with racist emails. The full report can be viewed at http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report.pdf.



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