As you all know Ferguson has been the topic of conversation since the untimely death of unarmed teen Mike Brown and there has been a lot of frustrations with the city and how the cops treat the blacks in that community, which has lead to violent protest with tanks and tear gas, then continued on to the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot Brown down and walked away a free man.
As of today a Report from the Department of Justicesupports those same claims, examining various statistics relate to use of force, canine bites, driving incidents, employee emails and more.
According to the review—which was shared by an unnamed official to USA Today—in 88 percent of all documented cases of use of force, it was used against African Americans. A three-year examination of suspect stops found that African Americans accounted for 85 percent of drivers stopped by police, 90 percent of people issued tickets and 93 percent of people arrested. Mind you, African Americans only account for 67 percent of Ferguson’s population.
Blacks residents of Ferguson also accounted for 95% of the people charged with walking in the street and 92% of people charged with disturbing the peace. The list of troubling statistics goes on.
Ferguson’s Mayor James Knowles III and Police Chief Thomas Jackson were just a couple of the city officials who met with DOJ representatives. “At this time, the city is currently reviewing the report and its findings,” said a statement issued by the city.
A more complete report is expected to be disclosed.