Justice Department’s Ferguson Report to Be Published by New Press

Police wearing riot gear point their weapons before arresting a man Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)
Police wearing riot gear point their weapons before arresting a man Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)


(The L.A. Times)—New Press will publish the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department” and bring it to bookstores in July. The report, the result of a six-month DOJ investigation, found rampant injustice in the Missouri town where police shot and killed unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Introducing the report when it was issued online in March, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder described Ferguson as: “A community where local authorities consistently approached law enforcement not as a means for protecting public safety, but as a way to generate revenue. A community where both policing and municipal court practices were found to disproportionately harm African American residents. A community where this harm frequently appears to stem, at least in part, from racial bias — both implicit and explicit. And a community where all of these conditions, unlawful practices and constitutional violations have not only severely undermined the public trust, eroded police legitimacy and made local residents less safe — but created an intensely charged atmosphere where people feel under assault and under siege by those charged to serve and protect them.”




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