Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

Preparation for legal action comes as Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings on police force


By Police1 Staff

FERGUSON, Mo. — The Department of Justice may file a lawsuit against the Ferguson Police Department if it does not agree to make changes to its tactics.

CNN reports the preparation for legal action comes as Attorney General Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings after a probe of the police force, which began after the fatal August shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson.

The probe reportedly uncovered a “pattern of racially discriminatory tactics.”

The Justice Department will request court supervision of changes to the department’s interaction with the city’s minority community if a lawsuit is filed, according to the report.

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