DOJ Report Said to Show Racial Bias by Ferguson Police
Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON (USA Today)— Six months after the fatal shooting of a black teenager by police in Ferguson, Mo., the Justice Department is expected to conclude that local authorities engaged in discriminatory enforcement during traffic stops and arrests involving blacks, two Justice officials said Monday.
The officials were not authorized to discuss the outcome of the investigation publicly and requested anonymity.
The conclusions, expected to be disclosed as soon as this week, are part of a long-awaited examination of policing in Ferguson, where the August shooting of Michael Brown prompted waves of sustained protests across the country and a national re-examination of local law enforcement’s relationship with minority communities.