Ferguson Police One of Many Law Enforcement Agencies Facing Federal Reforms
The Ferguson Police Department in Missouri is one of about two dozen law enforcement agencies under investigation by the Justice Department.
Police departments in Cleveland, Albuquerque and Newark, N.J., were the subject of scathing federal investigations last year. The government has increased its scrutiny of law enforcement agencies since the controversial police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York and Tamir Rice in Cleveland.
The number of departments under investigation by the Justice Department has increased under the Obama administration and Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.