Department of Justice

The NAACP is focusing on welfare fraud in Mississippi specifically that caused over $94 million in misspending from 2017 to 2019, and they're calling on the Department of Justice to investigate and fully prosecute those at fault. 

Jay-Z and his social justice reform initiative Team ROC have directed their efforts to putting major pressure on the Department of Justice to take a seriously look into the corruption going on within the Kansas City Police Department. 

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has ended a Trump-era restriction on investigations into police departments and issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys and other relevant staff outlining policies to address law enforcement.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests for such action originated with the Obama administration. Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. The nine defendants, accused of working at the behest of the Iranian government-tied Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, hacked the computer systems […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news. Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, fired by President Donald Trump, has told others she refused to enforce his executive order on refugees because she felt it was intended to disadvantage Muslims, according to a person familiar with her thinking. Yates knew that her firing was likely, but she did not want to […]

A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]

A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]

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

Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, but everything else about his death has been in dispute ever since. On the eve of the wrongful death civil suit filed by his family, a filmmaker is attempting to come up with something that amy prove close to […]

As President Barack Obama urges Congress to embrace criminal justice reform, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report saying the juvenile justice system in St. Louis County, Missouri treats African-American teenagers far more harshly than whites while also violating their constitutional rights. It’s a grim piece of news, but, sadly, not surprising. The […]