The Ferguson police department and municipal court engaged in such a widespread pattern of unconstitutional conduct that it lost the trust of the people, the Justice Department concluded after a seven-month investigation.
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Report on Brown
(Updated at 7:30 p.m. with comments from St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch) The U.S. Justice Department’s report into the fatal of shooting of Michael Brown by then-police officer Darren Wilson makes two basic findings: investigators were not convinced that Wilson committed a federal crime; and that even if they were to indict Wilson, they didn’t believe they would be able to win at trial.
While many businesses damaged during Ferguson-related protests have received help, their experiences and prospects for full recovery vary by neighborhood.