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DOJ Report Said to Show Racial Bias by Ferguson Police

Protestor Boss Bastain of St. Louis locks arms with others as they confront Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers in front of the Ferguson police station on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.  Marchers are entering a third day of protests against Sunday's police shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)
Protestor Boss Bastain of St. Louis locks arms with others as they confront Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers in front of the Ferguson police station on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Marchers are entering a third day of protests against Sunday’s police shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY

 
WASHINGTON (USA Today)— Six months after the fatal shooting of a black teenager by police in Ferguson, Mo., the Justice Department is expected to conclude that local authorities engaged in discriminatory enforcement during traffic stops and arrests involving blacks, two Justice officials said Monday.

The officials were not authorized to discuss the outcome of the investigation publicly and requested anonymity.

The conclusions, expected to be disclosed as soon as this week, are part of a long-awaited examination of policing in Ferguson, where the August shooting of Michael Brown prompted waves of sustained protests across the country and a national re-examination of local law enforcement’s relationship with minority communities.

 

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