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The Department of Justice and North Carolina filed lawsuits against each other over the so-called "bathroom bill." North Carolina denies that the measure violates the civil rights of transgender people.

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 major step in the aftermath of Eric Garner's death, which touched off a nationwide movement against police brutality, federal prosecutors began presenting evidence to a grand jury on Wednesday, reports The New York Times.

Days before the federal government announced a probe of the San Francisco Police in the shooting death of Mario Woods, the department's officers took a pledge to stamp out racism and intolerance.

Officials in Ferguson, Missouri and the Department of Justice announced a tentative deal on Wednesday to overhaul the city’s embattled police force in an effort to avoid a costly court battle.

The Missouri city and DOJ officials are nearing a reform deal that will likely effect change and overhaul "unconstitutional" policing.

Dontre Hamilton, 31, was shot 14 times in April 2014 by former officer Christopher Manney, who said he fired in self-defense.

The investigation will examine police practices used in the October 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald and dive deeper into other police shootings, training, and the use of deadly force.

The DOJ will publish a report based on recommendations from the meeting, suggesting steps that lawmakers, policymakers and legislators can take to reform the criminal justice system.

The Department of Justice is preparing to release about 6,000 nonviolent inmates from federal prison at the end of the month.

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Despite a Justice Department report, Ferguson is still dolling out a disproportionate number of arrest warrants to minorities.