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[August 11, 2014 Letter to the Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Eric H. Holder, Jr.]   [open pdf - 190KB]

From the Letter: "The facts that have begun to emerge surrounding the August 9, 2014 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri raise potentially serious concerns, particularly because it may be part of a continuing pattern of the use of deadly force by police against unarmed African-Americans. While we appreciate that the facts are still coming to light in this case and we do not pre-judge the incident, we believe that the seriousness of the incident requires intervention by federal law enforcement agencies and we are heartened to learn of the parallel federal investigation that you announced today."

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2014-08-11
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U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary: https://judiciary.house.gov/
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