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United States of America v. Police Department of Baltimore City et al

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925056/download

Text of the consent decree reached between the U.S. and Baltimore  relating to unconstitutional actions of the city police department.  Covers police/community interactions, use of force, transportation of persons in custody, handling of reports of sexual assault and more.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with City of Baltimore to Reform Police Department’s Unconstitutional Practices

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-agreement-city-baltimore-reform-police-department-s

Press release summarizing key points to consent decree with Baltimore city officials to resolve findings of federal investigation that the city’s police department engaged in practices that violate the Constitution.  Includes links to text  and Consent Decree Fact Sheet.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department

 

Investigation of the Chicago Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925846/download

Full text of the 161 page document.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois

 

Justice Department Announces Findings of Investigation into Chicago Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-findings-investigation-chicago-police-department

Following a year-long investigation, the report accused the police department of engaging in a pattern of using excessive force, including deadly force, which it blames on deficiencies in training and accountability.  Includes a summary of the report with links to findings, a fact sheet, and the text of the agreement in principle between Chicago and the federal authorities.  From the Justice Department

 

Responding to Corruption and the Kabul Bank Collapse

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR398-Responding-to-Corruption-and-the-Kabul-Bank-Collapse.pdf

Efforts to resolve the 2010 bank collapse illustrate the problems in combatting corruption in Afghanistan.  This report updates the government’s efforts and provides recommendations for improving the regulatory and judicial climate.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Jail Inmates in 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ji15.pdf

Presents information on the change in the number of jail inmates between 2000 and 2015 by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and conviction status.  Also provides year-by-year data on average daily population, rated capacity of local jails, and percent of capacity occupied.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

 

Correctional Populations in the United States, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus15.pdf

Offers statistics on persons incarcerated in federal, state, or local correctional facilities or on community supervision (probation or parole) at the end of 2015.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

 

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