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Maybe the feds can fix Buffalo Police

Is it time for the Justice Department to investigate Buffalo Police?

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Justice Department has investigated more than 80 problem-plagued police departments and correctional facilities over the past 25 years and mandated remedial action to correct issues it encountered in more than half of them.

Pittsburgh was the Justice Department’s first target. In 1997, the DOJ and the city signed a “consent decree” — a binding agreement — under which the city adopted numerous police reforms, including an “early warning system” to track officers who exhibited a tendency toward excessive use of force or racial discrimination.

A 2012 consent decree between Seattle and the DOJ led to an overhaul of departmental policies and training,

You can read the full story from our partners at Investigative Post.

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