BREAKING: The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will sue the City of Ferguson to force policing reform.
The federal government filed a 56-page civil lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Ferguson, Mo. alleging that the city’s police and court system violate residents’ civil rights, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
The suit — a contentious next-step in what has been a months-long negotiation process over potential reforms between federal and city officials — says these “ongoing and pervasive” violations come from the city’s use of law enforcement to generate revenue, echoing the findings of the Justice Department’s investigation into the city in 2014. (ARTICLE)