DOJ Civil Rights
Former LMPD police officer Kelly Goodlett faces up to five years in prison for her actions.
This is the fifth pattern and practice investigation since the start of the Biden administration and the 75th such investigation since Congress established the practice in the mid-1990s.
The new initiative comes as the Department of Justice reached a settlement against Trustmark for engaging in lending discrimination. An investigation found Trustmark engaged in unlawful redlining by avoiding Black and Latino neighborhoods in Memphis through lending and opening branches. Trustmark was also found to have sufficient internal policies to address the issues.
Disagreements over qualified immunity to hold police legally accountable have stalled legislation on police reform as President Joe Biden's deadline of George Floyd's anniversary rapidly approaches.
Nominated to be the first Black woman to lead the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, Kristen Clarke is caught in the crosshairs of conservative theatrics.
Graeme Phillip Harris, a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, has been charged with federal civil rights crimes for engaging in threatening conduct directed at African-American students and employees, according to a news release Friday from the U.S. Department of Justice. Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of […]
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