Category: DoJ Investigations

Stories that involve the United States Department of Justice investigating a crime or a police force. Most often, these investigations involve the Civil Rights division of the DoJ.

USDOJ Refuses to Allow Journalists into Jeff Sessions’ Press Conference Fearing Negative Coverage

USDOJ Refuses to Allow Journalists into Jeff Sessions’ Press Conference Fearing Negative Coverage

The United States Department of Justice says it welcomes all journalists into their press conferences as long as they follow a short list of criteria listed on its website. However, that turned out to be a lie as a pair of Portland journalists learned earlier this week. The journal ...
USDOJ Will Not Charge Louisiana Cops who Killed Alton Sterling

USDOJ Will Not Charge Louisiana Cops who Killed Alton Sterling

Standing by its vow to remain supportive of police in a time of nationwide scrutiny against police abuse, the United States Department of Justice will not pursue charges against the Louisiana cops who shot and killed Alton Sterling last summer – setting the stage for nationwide protests ...
FBI Threatened Broke Stoner at Knifepoint to Buy Bomb Supplies, Leading to Trump’s First Terror Arrest

FBI Threatened Broke Stoner at Knifepoint to Buy Bomb Supplies, Leading to Trump’s First Terror Arrest

The Donald Trump administration's Department of Justice boasted about its first FBI terror arrest on Tuesday. After an elaborate undercover sting operation, the FBI arrested 25-year-old Robert Lorenzo Hester of Columbia, Missouri even though the only ties he had to terrorism were the ...
Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago will pay a $3 million settlement to the family of a teenager shot and killed while fleeing police on a busy street, claiming he had a black object in his hand that made them fear for their lives. The black object turned out to be an iPhone case. And surveillance cameras do ...
Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

The Department of Justice released a memo today announcing the end of federal contracts for all private prisons within the next five years. Today, there are 14,000 federal inmates held in private prisons run by three corporations. Last week, the Department of Justice released an in ...
South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina school resource officers arrest more than 1,200 students a year – some as young as seven and most of them black – on the questionable charge of "disturbing schools," prompting the ACLU to file a lawsuit last week. The lawsuit was filed the day after the Richland County ...
Los Angeles Deputies Convicted for Beating Schizophrenic Man in Jail, Marking 21 Convictions in Federal Investigation

Los Angeles Deputies Convicted for Beating Schizophrenic Man in Jail, Marking 21 Convictions in Federal Investigation

Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were convicted this week for beating a mentally ill male inmate to "teach him a lesson" after he had mouthed off to jailers in March 2010. Bryan Brunsting, 31, and Jason Branum, 35, were both convicted on counts of conspiracy, falsifying records and ...
Louisiana Sheriff Facing Ten Years in Prison for Ordering the Beating of Inmates

Louisiana Sheriff Facing Ten Years in Prison for Ordering the Beating of Inmates

An embattled Louisiana sheriff was indicted this week by a federal grand jury following guilty pleas by eight former deputies from his department. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal is facing ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for ordering the beatings of five inmates at the noto ...
Miami Police Accept DOJ’s Federal Monitoring Until 2020, FOP Uses Beyoncé as Distraction (PODCAST)

Miami Police Accept DOJ’s Federal Monitoring Until 2020, FOP Uses Beyoncé as Distraction (PODCAST)

The city of Miami is set to ratify a federal monitoring agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, which will run for the next four years covering its 1,300 member force, protecting the Magic City and it's more than 500,000 residents, which can be seen below. Miami Mayor Tomas Reg ...