Justice Department Finds Cleveland Police Use Excessive Force

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Thomson ReutersU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder makes a statement about the grand jury decision not to seek an indictment in the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, in Washington See Also WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An investigation by the U.S. Justice Department has found the Cleveland Police Department systematically engages in excessive use of force against civilians, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday. The investigation began in March 2013 and carries added weight after an incident last month when a Cleveland police officer shot dead a 12-year-old boy who was carrying what turned out to be a toy gun on a playground. The findings will prompt federally…

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