Tag: Department Of Justice

Attorney General Merrick Garland

Department of Justice Launches Investigation of Minneapolis Police Department Following Derek Chauvin Conviction

One day after the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced that the U.S. Justice Department would now be launching a full investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department, looking into possible patterns of discrimination and use of excessive force among officers…

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DOJ Investigating Elon Musk’s SpaceX for Hiring Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX for discrimination in hiring after a prospective employee filed a complaint saying the company rejected him due to his immigration status. Moreover, court documents from the DOJ suggest SpaceX is also stonewalling a subpoena for more information. The…

baltimore police, policies, use of force

Baltimore Police Announce Reformed Use of Force Policies

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced policies to amend officers’ use of force. The new rules went into effect Sunday. As part of the city’s consent decree with the federal government, the department’s new policies meet the guidelines the Department of Justice put in place. The reforms outline a plan…

Ada County, LGBTQ, policy

Ada County, Idaho’s Employment Policy Now Protects Against LGBTQ Discrimination

While at the federal level, the Trump Administration is making moves that will prevent protections against workplace discrimination for LGBTQ individuals, Ada County, Idaho has expanded its anti-discrimination policies to specifically protect LGBTQ applicants. At the end of August, Ada County commissioners approved the broad wording of the policy after…

Baltimore County, discriminatory, DOJ

Justice Department Sues Baltimore County Police Department for Employment Discrimination

The Justice Department (DOJ) has sued Baltimore County, Maryland and its police department for what it has deemed discriminatory hiring practices against prospective entry-level officers. The department had been using an exam, which Black applicants consistently performed worse on than white applicants, leading to fewer Black applicants being hired in…