civil rights lawsuit

Protester holding sign that says, "No killer cops in our community"

Judge Dismisses $41.5 Million Civil Rights Suit Against Ferguson, Cops

The lawsuit was filed by protesters who allege police used excessive force on them during the uprising following the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown.

Detroit Public Schools Sues State Officials for Civil Rights Violations

The board of education says the state’s emergency manager law—the same one implicated in the Flint Water Crisis—has failed Detroit’s children.

DOJ Files Civil Rights Suit Against Ferguson

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: “We intend to aggressively prosecute this case and I have no doubt that we will prevail.”

Ferguson Fails to Approve DOJ Policing Agreement, Now Open to Civil Rights Lawsuit

DOJ: “The Department of Justice will take the necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson’s policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal laws.”