River Rouge police dispatcher says she was fired after racial harassment

"This officer would disrespect me, he would swear at me," she said. "And it really got nasty, when he called me 'Aunt Jemima' that's a very racial remark." She says she reached her breaking point when an officer pointed a Taser at her and said she should be used for target practice.

DOJ opens investigation into Minneapolis Police Department practices

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday the Justice Department has launched a sweeping investigation into the patterns and practices of the Minneapolis Police Department after the guilty verdict for former officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death. 

Newport man pleads guilty to attacking Black teen with bike lock at park

Lee Mouat repeatedly used racial slurs and said that Black people had no right to use the public beach where the incident occurred. Mouat then struck one of the teens in the face with a bike lock, knocking out several of the victim’s teeth, lacerating his face and mouth, and fracturing his jaw.