Results related to “Department of Justice”
by Julianne Hing on March 3 2014, 11:46AM
Contra Costa County holds youth with disabilities in solitary confinement and denies them access to education, a federal lawsuit alleges.
by Julianne Hing on January 8 2014, 1:07PM
The guidelines are part of a federal initiative to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
by Brentin Mock on January 8 2014, 9:38AM
Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal
by Seth Freed Wessler on May 2 2013, 12:39PM
A new report from the Justice Department reveals that federal prison authorities give no serious consideration to releasing dying prisoners even though the releases are legal. The report recommends expanding the compassionate release program.
by Seth Freed Wessler on October 23 2012, 5:18PM
The agreement comes more than three years after the federal government began an investigation of practices of systemic discrimination and brutality against Latinos by East Haven police.
by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 5:53PM
DOJ reaches $21 million settlement to resolve lending discrimination allegations by the nation’s 11th largest bank.
by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 4:57PM
One in ten inmates report being sexually assaulted or raped in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 2:32PM
The Trayvon Martin case is bringing more scrutiny on the Sanford Police Department.
by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2012, 11:41AM
Trayvon Martin’s friend describes his last moments as a young man who was afraid to run.
by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2012, 11:11AM
The country’s 310 Indian reservations have violent crime rates that are more than two and a half times higher than the national average.
by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2011, 12:41PM
ProPublica finds an overwhelming racial disparity in who gets approved and denied for presidential pardons, despite nearly identical circumstances in many applications.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Julianne Hing on August 3 2011, 11:01AM
Attorney General Eric Holder repeated the point the Justice Department has made in previous suits: states can’t usurp the feds’ right to control immigration. But federal policy encourages them to do just that.
by Julianne Hing on September 7 2010, 1:24PM
The feds may run into time limits in prosecuting post-Katrina cop crimes.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 6:20PM
It’s just the latest round in a series of legal warring between the desert state and the feds.
by Julianne Hing on May 25 2010, 3:39PM
The Department of Justice has charged Ignatius Hills, a fifth New Orleans police officer involved in Danziger Bridge incident, with trying to cover up the actual turn of events that led to the deaths of two men days after Hurricane…