The Justice Department announced on Thursday it will launch a civil investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white policeman last month. The probe is the second federal investigation spurred by Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, which sparked days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. The Justice Department is simultaneously investigating possible criminal charges against the police officer who shot Brown.
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that the Justice Department is reviewing the way the St. Louis County Police Department in Missouri responded to protesters in Ferguson in the wake of the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. In announcing a broad civil investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, whose officer shot Brown, Holder said the St. Louis County Police Department had requested an "after-action report" on its response to the protests.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The announcement that the Justice Department will conduct a civil-rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department comes nearly a month after Michael Brown's death first raised doubts about the suburban law-enforcement agency.
More than 90 percent of homes without a smoker and nearly half of those with at least one adult smoker had smoke-free rules, the study said. "It’s a shift in social norms," said Brian King, lead author of the CDC study. "People no longer see smoking around non-smokers as socially acceptable behavior." Still, he said, more progress is needed, particularly in homes where smokers live, as secondhand smoke from cigarettes kills an estimated 41,000 non-smokers annually. “We know there is no safe level of secondhand smoke,” King said.
CHICAGO (AP) — The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he could see that the single bullet had unleashed the same kind of massive infection inflicted by roadside bombs in Afghanistan.