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Federal report on racial bias could force Ferguson police to reform, disband
Federal report on racial bias could force Ferguson police to reform, disband

The future of the Ferguson Police Department remained unclear on Wednesday morning as the Missouri city waited for the formal release of a Department of Justice report showing that blacks were subjected to a pattern of excessive force and harassment. Many details of the report began leaking Tuesday as federal officials met with local leaders. A summary of the report revealed police patterns of racial bias toward African Americans across the criminal justice system in Ferguson, from encounters with patrol officers to treatment in the municipal court and jail. Black drivers, for example, are far more likely to be searched than white motorists, even though they're less likely to be...

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