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The Department of Justice has announced the completion of the ongoing investigation into the Ferguson Police Department.

After launching an investigation into the practices of the Ferguson police, the DOJ has discovered that Ferguson police operated by using racially biased practices for years.

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According to Fox News, the details found in Ferguson regarding racist police practices extended to the entire state, as stated by Justice Department notes in a report that will be published this week.

The investigation was launched last August after the fatal shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Michael “Mike” Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. DOJ officials unveiled that Ferguson police continually violated the Fourth Amendment constitutional rights of Black people in the state.

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From 2012 to 2014, the report found, African-Americans comprised 85 percent of people pulled over for a traffic stop; 90 percent of those given citations; and 93 percent of arrests.

Also, African-American drivers were more than twice as likely to be searched during a traffic stop than white drivers, but that those black drivers were 26 percent less likely to be found to be holding contraband.

The report also accuses the Ferguson police of using unreasonable force in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and that 88 percent of those cases involved African-Americans.

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