Civil rights organizations ask for info on Justice Department’s police reform work
By Matt Zapotosky, Wash. Post, Jan. 4, 2018
A group of civil liberties organizations is asking the Justice Department to turn over documents on its efforts to expose and force changes at troubled police departments — efforts which have been significantly curtailed since Jeff Sessions took over as attorney general.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the ACLU sent three Freedom of Information Act requests to the department Thursday — asking for documents on civil rights investigations and reform agreements with law enforcement agencies and all correspondence the department’s Community Oriented Policing Services office has had with those agencies and police unions.
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