Tag: Investigation

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…

coast, guard, leadership, accountability

Coast Guard’s Grappling with Harassment and Discrimination Offers Lessons on Leadership Accountability

Lt. Cmdr. Kerry Karwan, a retired member of the Coast Guard and member of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), attended the Dec. 11 joint congressional hearing by the U.S. House Oversight and Homeland Security Committees. The issue at hand was one she had personal experience with. “Righting the Ship,”…

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Florida Sheriff’s Captain Instructed Officer ‘To Act Like A White Supremacist,’ Caught On Tape

On Dec. 4, Captain Penny Phelps was relieved of her duties as the head of the Monroe County Sheriff’s major crimes unit after a damning audio recording of her telling officers to pull over a Black murder suspect and “act like a white supremacist,” and a “neo-Nazi cop” was released,…

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ICE Deletes Surveillance Video Needed to Investigate the Death of Trans Woman Asylum-Seeker

Key surveillance video evidence in the death of a transgender woman who sought asylum in New Mexico appears to have been deleted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, according to a BuzzFeed report. Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez’s death was under investigation after her family retained an attorney to file a…

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Two NJ Teens Arrested for Using Slurs, Urinating On A Group of Black Middle School Girls at Lawrence High School Football Game

Two New Jersey 17-year-old boys have been arrested after reportedly calling a group of Black middle school girls the N-word and urinating on them at a Lawrence High School football game Oct. 18. Police say the bias incident — the way hate crimes are referred to in New Jersey law…

Hazzard, Anderson, history

Former Police Officer Charles Anderson Says Racist Items in His Home Were Part of ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ and History Collections

Now-fired Muskegon, Mich., police officer Charles Anderson has an excuse for having Confederate flags displayed throughout his home and a Ku Klux Klan application hanging on his bedroom wall: He’s simply a history buff and a fan of the ’80s TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Related Story: Charles Anderson,…