Officials: Feds planning to launch probe of Ferguson police department

And nothing will happen. And what happened to this case? The media has essentially stopped covering events in Ferguson. They got their sensational video now they’ve moved to other juicy violence in the Middle East.

By Shimon Prokupecz, Pamela Brown and Greg Botelho


(CNN) — The U.S. Justice Department is planning to take a top-to-bottom look at the Ferguson, Missouri, police department — which has come under fire for its past practices in the uproar over the shooting of Michael Brown — officials told CNN.

A Missouri official and a federal official told CNN on Wednesday that the civil rights division of the Justice Department is preparing to launch a new investigation into police in the St. Louis suburb.

The review will examine previous incidents and complaints involving police, as well as its training, to determine how the department operates and whether it meets federal standards, according to the Missouri official.

Justice Department representatives met with Ferguson officials in Missouri and informed them of the intent to launch the preliminary probe, said the Missouri official, who had direct knowledge of the meeting.

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