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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Correspondent 

DOJ Seeks to Clean up Police Departments Around the Country


Among the policies the DOJ seeks is encouraging is for other officers to step in when aggressive and excessive force is used.

When U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice had opened a civil investigation to determine whether police in Minneapolis engage in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing, the proclamation was met both with cheers and skepticism.

Garland said he would staff the effort with experienced attorneys and other personnel from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota.

He even qualified that the new civil investigation is separate from and independent of the federal crimin...

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