Topics

Trayvon Martin
Ferguson, Mo., police routinely violated blacks' rights, federal inquiry finds
Ferguson, Mo., police routinely violated blacks' rights, federal inquiry finds

The Police Department in Ferguson, Mo., has persistently and repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of African Americans, jailing them for minor offenses far more often than whites, using traffic stops to arrest them disproportionately and subjecting them to excessive force, a Justice Department investigation has concluded. The investigation portrays a city in which police dogs were set upon blacks but not whites and where blacks were seven times more likely to be subjected to force than whites, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation’s findings. Officers and municipal court officials in the St. Louis suburb exchanged racist emails, the...

Loading