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On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the City of Ferguson released a proposed consent decree with the Department of Justice (DOJ) resulting from a “pattern and practice” investigation undertaken by the DOJ in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by Ferguson police office
LDF Applauds Supreme Court’s Montgomery v. Louisiana Decision to Apply Ban on Juvenile Life Sentences Retroactively, Affecting Thousands Who Were Imprisoned as Children1/25/16
LDF Urges Systemic Reforms to Eliminate Police Sexual Misconduct Following Sentencing of Daniel Holtzclaw, Former Oklahoma Police Officer1/21/16
Today, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw received a sentence of 263 years for raping and sexually assaulting eight Black women while on duty.1/21/16Related Case or Issue:
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) represents African-American students enrolled in the St. Martin Parish school system in Thomas v. School Board of St. Martin Parish, a longstanding school desegregation case in Louisiana. LDF, along with the St. Martin Parish School Board and the United States Department of Justice, recently entered into an agreement regarding the assignment of students to the St. Martin Parish schools.