Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

Announces that the evidence does not support bringing federal civil rights charges against Officer Wilson.  Presents the evidence from witness statements, the autopsies, blood, and ballistics and explains the relevant law. From the Justice Department


Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

Finds that the Ferguson Missouri police department engaged in a pattern of conduct that violates the First, Fourth, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution.  Discusses the evidence and what remedies should be implemented.  One of two reports issued on the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. From the Justice Department



Interim Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Categories: African Americans,Crime/Justice,Headlines

Provides recommendations on policing practices that enhance the safety of officers, promote positive interactions between police and communities, and add new technologies to enhance public trust.   From the Department of Justice and the Task Force


Information Security: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,Transportation

Offers 17 recommendations to make the nation’s air traffic control system safer from intruders.  Public version of a limited distribution report with 168 recommendations relating to sensitive security information.  From the Government Accountability Office


Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, March 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

Describes the current federal debt situation, governed by a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling until March 15, 2015.  Also discusses the measures that will be available to the Treasury to keep the government operating and what would happen when extraordinary measures run out.  From the Congressional Budget Office