Marketplace Logo Donate

Daily business news and economic stories from Marketplace

DOJ will review consent decrees at police departments across the nation

Subscribe to our Newsletters

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Department of Justice to take a close look at consent decrees in place at police departments across the country. They’re agreements a local police department signs on to after the department’s civil rights division investigates its policing practices, often in the wake of a high-profile shooting or accusations of racial profiling. Some police departments balked at the changes they had to make, saying they’d be too expensive, but some experts say there is a financial and human cost to undo them. The Trump administration is promising a more cordial relationship between the federal government and law enforcement. 

Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

What's Next

Latest Episodes From Our Shows

Listen
7:33 AM PDT
7:47
Listen
2:30 AM PDT
6:04
Listen
1:45 PM PDT
1:50
Listen
Jul 5, 2022
26:00
Listen
Jul 5, 2022
27:57
Listen
Jun 30, 2022
31:02
Listen
Jul 5, 2022
26:25
Exit mobile version