US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

May 12, 2017 in News

By CLAUDIA LAUER DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for […]

Justice Department investigating police officers’ interactions with mentally ill

August 29, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers’ interactions with the mentally ill. The […]

‘In the interest of justice,’ judge approves deal between Ferguson, Justice Department

April 22, 2016 in News

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge approved an agreement Tuesday between the city of Ferguson and the U.S. Justice Department that calls for sweeping changes in Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael […]

Cleveland (Miss.) school officials, Justice Department file plans with court to end school segregation

January 28, 2015 in Education, News

CLEVELAND, Mississippi (AP) — Local school officials and the Justice Department have filed with a Mississippi federal court competing plans to desegregate the Cleveland, Miss., school system. The Cleveland school […]

9 University of North Carolina employees fired or disciplined for widespread academic fraud

October 23, 2014 in Sports

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated […]

Sheriff complains about federal jail oversight

June 11, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara wants an end to federal oversight of his jail.

The U.S. Justice Department intervened 16 years ago because of complaints about overcrowding and understaffing at the lock-up. Brisolara says those problems have been solved, but says federal officials keep making new demands.

Brisolara complained about the situation to the Harrison County Board of Supervisors in recent days, WLOX-TV reports.