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Resource ID: #13292
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: ABA Journal
Date: May-96


The Justice Department has a new weapon to fight police brutality. The U.S. Department of Justice has broadened enforcement powers thanks to 42 U.S.C. 14141-14142, passed in 1994, which allow it to investigate departmentwide "patterns or practices" of misconduct in local police departments and to collect statistics on police abuse.

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