The 23-year-old suspect burned the cross in front of his Black neighbors because of their race, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
The Justice Department is leading an effort to monitor changes in state law after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Department of Justice has issued dozens of subpoenas. Could the investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election focus on Georgia? Plus, state House Speaker Ralston says political rhetoric is too heated. Meanwhile, major credit card companies will start categorizing gun sales.
Friday on Political Rewind: Attorney General Merrick Garland wants to unseal the warrant that led to an FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Plus, a special panel of guests discusses voting in Georgia, including its history of discriminatory voting rules, Senate Bill 202, the experiences of election workers and more.
The DOJ will investigate whether “the state of Georgia adequately protects prisoners” in medium and high-level security prisons “from physical harm at the hands of other prisoners as required by the 8th Amendment.”
Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, asked Pak to make an investigation of supposedly illegal ballots carried around in suitcases “a top priority,” Pak told committee investigators in an interview made public for the first time Thursday.
The investigation was sparked by complaints from civil rights groups and others who have expressed concerns about inmate safety. At least 26 prisoners died in Georgia prisons by confirmed or suspected homicide last year, and 18 have died so far in 2021.
The U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia throughout the Trump administration is moving back to private practice.
Middle Georgia’s top federal prosecutor, Charles E. “Charlie” Peeler, is stepping down later this week, according to a statement emailed to news outlets Wednesday.
He plans to leave office at the end of the day Friday.
A former health-care executive in Gwinnett County has been sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison for delaying the shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic.
Federal prosecutors allege Uber's former chief security officer Joe Sullivan covered up the breach and arranged a $100,000 payment to the hackers.
The U.S. Justice Department says there are unconstitutional conditions in Alabama's prison system. The government alleges guards use excessive force on men incarcerated in the state's prisons.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it would halt its Legal Orientation Program, which provides legal advice and information to...