Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday he is prepared to dismantle the Ferguson police department if that’s what it takes.
Even though the Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to charge officer Derrick Wilson for killing black teen Michael Brown, the DOJ said they discovered evidence the Ferguson police department was discriminating against black residents.
They said the police department stopped black residents for no reason and then cited them for a variety of crimes. The police are also being accused of using excessive force. The DOJ said they also discovered racial jokes that were sent via email by officers and court officials.
In response to the findings the city said two officers resigned and a county court clerk was fired.
Holder said it’s not enough:
We are prepared to use all the powers that we have, all the power that we have, to ensure the situation changes there. That means everything from working with them to coming up with an entirely new structure.
Holder also said the following about dismantling the police department:
If that’s what’s necessary, we’re prepared to do it.
Granted since Holder is leaving office soon that will be nominee Loretta Lynch’s job if she is approved by the full Senate.
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