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Nov 6, 2023

DOJ ends probe into police beating at traffic stop

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its review of the case of a drug suspect who was repeatedly punched, elbowed and kneed by police officers during a traffic stop in northeast Florida, officials said Friday. James Felte Jr., Justice Department criminal section chief, wrote in a letter to Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. […]

Oct 24, 2023

DOJ broadens investigation of Tesla

DETROIT — Federal prosecutors have expanded investigations into Tesla beyond the electric vehicle maker’s partially automated driving systems, and they have issued subpoenas for information instead of simply requesting it, the company disclosed Monday. In a quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla said the Department of Justice is looking into “person[...]

Jul 28, 2023

DOJ probes Memphis policing methods after Nichols’ death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it is investigating how Memphis Police Department officers use force and conduct arrests, nearly seven months after the violent beating of Tyre Nichols by five officers after a traffic stop strengthened nationwide calls for police reform. The in-depth federal probe adds more scrutiny to a […]

Jun 13, 2018

Lyndon: 4 new assistant U.S. Attorney positions

As part of a larger effort to increase resources for prosecutors in the country, the Department of Justice is creating four new assistant U.S. district attorney positions in the District of South Carolina. “With four new assistant U.S. attorneys joining our ranks in South Carolina, our ability to continue our efforts alongside our local, state […]

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