DOJ: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson won’t be charged in fatal shooting of Mike Brown

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As expected, the Department of Justice announced today that no civil rights charges would be filed against Officer Darren Wilson in the August 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. This announcement comes on the heels of a separate DOJ report condemning the Ferguson, Mo., police department for systemic racial profiling and excessive force by officers. Full details of that report were released today.

Avvo legal analyst and prominent civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom covered yesterday’s announcement on Twitter, and continues her coverage today.

READ: DOJ: Extreme racial bias and excessive force by Ferguson police

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