U.S. Justice Dept. to Probe Miami Police Shootings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Miami, FL (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating
whether Miami police violated the civil rights of seven African-American suspects fatally shot by officers in an eight-month span.

The federal probe was announced Thursday in Miami.

Officials say the probe will focus on whether there was a "pattern or practice" within the Miami Police Department that led to violations of constitutional rights. The investigation is not criminal in nature.

The shootings took place in inner-city Miami from July 2010 to
February 2011. They sparked outrage in the Africa-American
community and led to protests at City Hall. The NAACP and American
Civil Liberties Union -- among others -- demanded a federal

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Grace Location: Tallahassee on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    Wow, why don't they take this money and get some more police officers? Better yet, send Holder and his minions out there to talk nice to all these nice young men who live by violence. I'm sure the police shot these little angels for absolutely no reason. Miami is a war zone - the cops vs the criminals. And Holder takes whose side?!?!?
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:50 AM
    7 people shot dead by police in an 8 month period. I wonder where that would be considered normal, as business as usual? Move on, nothing to see here.
  • by Dee Location: Tallahassee on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    Unbelievable. Just when you think Holder's group can't do anything more unAmerican, they surprise you again. I don't know if we're going to make it to Nov. 2012....
  • by Mike Location: Tally on Nov 18, 2011 at 04:15 AM
    This is a pacifier for the NAACP. They are aware that a FULL investigation takes place EVERY time someone gets shot, no matter the race. Another waste of our tax dollars. The money spent on this would put another officer on the streets for a year or maybe two.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    what about the white american americans they shot?
  • by Vic on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:16 PM
    A liberal democrat has to be behind this. Only they initiate stupid investigations that are nothing but a waste of money.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    My baby din't do nuffin!!
  • by uh huh Location: Miami on Nov 17, 2011 at 02:15 PM
    Yall done went and shot some of Holder's peeps.
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