Sunday, December 25, 2016

Activist use of ‘consent decrees’ to police law enforcement likely to end under Trump, Sessions | Fox News

Activist use of ‘consent decrees’ to police law enforcement likely to end under Trump, Sessions | Fox News: For the last eight years, the Justice Department has sought to reform police practices considered discriminatory by any means necessary – something that has frequently involved the use of a statutory weapon that is little known by the public and even less well understood.

The DOJ’s so-called “consent decree” was established in the aftermath of the Los Angeles Rodney King riots, and it allows the department’s Civil Rights Division to sue local police forces that have been found to have “a pattern and practice” of violating people’s rights or the use of excessive force.

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