Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Thursday that the Justice Department will open a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department.
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The Washington Post is reporting that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department.
Chris Hayes, of MSNBC, indicated the probe will officially be announced Thursday. The investigation will be conducted by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and follow the protocol the department has used to investigate other police departments across the country.
The U.S. Justice Department is already investigating the shooting death of 18-year-old African-American, Michael Brown, by white Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Officer Wilson claims he acted in self-defense. This Ferguson Police probe will be a separate and more wide-ranging investigation.
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