The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed a probe prompted by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. It concluded Baltimore police officers regularly violate the constitutional rights of Black residents through the use of excessive force, unlawful searches and arrests, and racial discrimination.
Michael Moore, a U.S. attorney based in Macon, launched an investigation into Johnson's death in October of 2013. After Moore left his position, the case was passed to federal prosecutors in Ohio.
A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.
A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement to overhaul the local police department in Ferguson, Mo. and address racially biased policing that often violated the rights of black residents in the St. Louis suburb.
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Illinois AG Lisa Madigan asked the DOJ's Civil Rights Division to determine if the department's practices violate federal law.
A week before the year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, the New Yorker published a lengthy and controversial profile of Darren Wilson.