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.

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 ...
International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

International Manhunt for Affluenza Teen Highlights Disparities and Bias in American Legal System

As “affluenza” boy and his mother were caught south of the border Wednesday, once again the loopholes and bias of the United States legal system are making front page news throughout the world. Ethan Couch’s mother, Tonya was deported from Mexico on Wednesday and sent to a Los Angeles ...
Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

After 16 hours of deliberation, a jury acquitted a Delaware cop on Tuesday for kicking a suspect full force in the head, causing his jaw to shatter. Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault charges after deliberations spanned three ...
Alabama Police Officer Breaks Down on Stand, Admits to Repeatedly Lying to Cover Up  for Fellow Cop Beating Handcuffed Man

Alabama Police Officer Breaks Down on Stand, Admits to Repeatedly Lying to Cover Up for Fellow Cop Beating Handcuffed Man

An Alabama police officer broke down at the federal trial of a fellow cop, admitting that he lied to internal affairs investigators twice, lied to an FBI agent and lied to a federal grand jury when he was questioned about his colleague brutally beating a handcuffed man and keeping his pr ...
Lawsuit Filed Against Oregon Deputies Caught on Camera Mocking Man as He Died From Meth Overdose

Lawsuit Filed Against Oregon Deputies Caught on Camera Mocking Man as He Died From Meth Overdose

A $10.7 million dollar lawsuit has been filed by the father of a man who died in the custody of Oregon deputies, who not only denied him medical treatment, but were caught on camera mocking his agony before he died alone on the floor of the jail due to a massive methamphetamine overdose. ...
Georgia Deputies Facing 20 Years After Conviction in Coverup of Man Brutally Beaten, Falsely Arrested

Georgia Deputies Facing 20 Years After Conviction in Coverup of Man Brutally Beaten, Falsely Arrested

This is the story that explains why more and more Americans subscribe to the motto: Always Record the Police. Ronnie "Aaron" Parrish was badly beaten and wrongly convicted during a motorcycle festival in Georgia. A single cell phone video could have ended his personal nightmare. But n ...
Ross Ulbricht: Villainous Drug Kingpin or War on Drugs Victim?

Ross Ulbricht: Villainous Drug Kingpin or War on Drugs Victim?

In what is arguably one of the most egregious cases of injustice in recent times, Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the virtual black market Silk Road, was sentenced to life without parole Friday for what many say was a victimless crime of providing a safer platform for the already ex ...
Cleveland PD Shooting of Tamir Rice Ruled Homicide by Cuyahoga Medical Examiner

Cleveland PD Shooting of Tamir Rice Ruled Homicide by Cuyahoga Medical Examiner

Tamir Rice was big for a 12 year old boy, but to the Cleveland PD - recently scathed by a recent DOJ Investigation for excessive use of police force - he was a threat. Ohio's Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Thomas P. Gilson, MD signed Tamir Rice's autopsy report today, concluding tha ...
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Baltimore Police Chief Calling for Federal Investigation into Officers After Latest Video Shows Contradictions

Oh, Baltimore. Last week saw another "use-of-force" arrest caught on video, only a week after a previous video emerged, where the public debate over the very meaning of that phrase continues in its muddled rage. This time, it was one unarmed man against five officers, all of wh ...