Feds Find Pattern of Biased Justice in Ferguson

A U.S. Justice Department investigation has found that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have habitually violated citizens' civil rights, with black residents bearing the brunt, NBC News reported. The probe, prompted by the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson last August, uncovered a pattern of unfair traffic stops, questionable arrests, unreasonable use of force and interference with free speech, according to information provided to NBC News by a Justice Department official. Investigators also found that Ferguson's black citizens, who make up about 67 percent of the city's 21,000 residents, made up 85 percent of traffic stops, and 93 percent of all arrests from 2012 to 2014. Ferguson officials have not responded to requests for comment on the findings.

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