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DOJ Launches Federal Civil Rights Investigation into Lexington, Mississippi

HeadlineNov 10, 2023

The Justice Department has launched an investigation into civil rights violations by police in the majority-Black Mississippi city of Lexington. This is Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke. 

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke: “We will assess whether the police department uses excessive force; violates people’s civil and constitutional rights during stops, searches and arrests; engages in discriminatory policing; or violates people’s civil rights to engage in speech or conduct protected by the Constitution.”

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