Justice Department opens probe of police in small Mississippi city over alleged civil rights abuses

Written by on November 9, 2023

MICHAEL GOLDBERG, Associated Press

7 hours ago

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, left, listens as U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee for the Southern District of Mississippi, addresses a reporter's question during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, in Jackson, Miss., that it has opened an investigation into the City of Lexington, Miss., and the Lexington Police Department, focusing on the police department's use of force and its stops, searches and arrests. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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