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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.

A new study shows that Blacks are more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than Whites in states where recreational marijuana has been legalized.

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.

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The Justice Department is set to open a federal civil rights investigation following the emergence of a now-viral video showing a school resource officer slamming and dragging a Black female student across the classroom.

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

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Noting the historically contentious relationship between Black communities and law enforcement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch discussed how Sandra Bland's death is a prime example of

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Nearly a year after Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot by former police officer Darren Wilson, the Justice Department is confirming

A day after a Justice Department investigation found fault in Ferguson, Mo. officers for their racially biased policing, officials are confirming that the officer who shot an unarmed Michael Brown Jr. last August will not face civil rights charges. The DOJ found that Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson police officer whose shooting of the black teenager sparked […]

A Justice Department investigation launched amid allegations the Ferguson, Mo. police department grossly violated civil rights isn’t complete, but according to officials, the report is expected to fault the department for “disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Americans” over the years. According to the report, the racially biased traffic stops intensified years of racial animosity in the Missouri suburb. […]