Department of Justice

Feds Investigate Death of Black Inmate in Fairfax JailThe Department of Justice says it has launched a civil rights investigation into the death of a black inmate earlier this year who was subjected to shocks from a stun gun during a cell transfer.
Germany Drops Investigation Of American Suspected Of Being A NaziGerman prosecutors say have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of 96-year-old Michael Karkoc, a retired Minnesota carpenter, saying he is not fit to stand trial.
Feds Launch Investigation of Jail's Care of Deaf InmatesCourt documents show that the Department of Justice has launched an investigation of how the Arlington County jail cares for deaf inmates.
ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms AmericansThe American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are suing the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice, challenging the government's Internet surveillance as overly broad.
Protesters Stage 'Die-In' At Dept. of Justice HQ Protesters are staging a 4.5-hour "die-in" in front of the Department of Justice headquarters Monday.
John Doar, Ex-DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies At 92As the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division, Doar challenged discriminatory policies in Southern states that curtailed minority access to the voting booth and state universities.
AG Holder Urges Young People to Pursue Justice Department Careers Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech on diversity and inclusion, and urged young people to “consider careers here at the United States Department of Justice,” according to
GOP Congressman Refuses To Question Holder: Any Other American 'Would Be In Jail' At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) refused to question U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, referencing that Holder was held in contempt of Congress, and that any other American who failed to comply with a Justice Dept. subpoena “would be in jail.”
Honeywell: Company Cooperating With DOJ Probe Defense contractor Honeywell International Inc. said Sunday it is cooperating with a Department of Justice probe into the overseas production of equipment it provided for a U.S. fighter jet.
Target: Justice Dept. Investigates Its Data Breach Target Corp. said Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer.
DOJ To Release Hundreds Of Previously Classified Documents Of Secret Spy CourtThe Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country's long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs.
NAACP Turning Over Petition To Pressure DOJ On Trayvon Martin CaseNAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights.