DOJ …. to investigate happenings!!
U.S. Attorney General Officially announces investigation of Baltimore Police Department (Photo via newsweek.com)
Washington (CNN) The Justice Department launched on Friday a pattern or practice investigation into the methods of the Baltimore Police Department, weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
Calling police-community relations “one of the most challenging issues of our time,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday the investigation, which will look into whether the police department has used excessive force and conducted unlawful searches, seizures and arrests, and discriminatory policing practices through the lens of civil rights and constitutional violations.
She said she launched the investigation at the urging of Baltimore officials and community leaders, and with the support of the Baltimore police union. “Our goal is to work with the community, public officials, and law enforcement alike to create a stronger, better Baltimore,” Lynch said at a press conference Friday.
If violations are found, the…
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