File photo: House Judiciary Chairman. Jerrold Nadler(D-New York)to walk along the Ohio Clock Corridor following the first day of the President of the United States Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial in Washington, USA January 22, 2020. Reuters/Tom Brenner
Washington(Reuters)-Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Thursday asked the Department of Justice investigate the systematic police misconduct following a series of high police killings of African Americans.
Kill George Floyd*in Minneapolis, he died in a Caucasian member fixed to his next knee neck, and Breonna Taylor, shot her in the Louisville, Kentucky apartments, raised the issue of whether the police engaged in a”pattern or practice of unconstitutional behavior,”House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and other Democrats told Attorney General William Barr in a letter.
The letter also asked the Department to probe the local law enforcement authorities to investigate the death of Ahmaud Arbery, another unarmed black man who was shot by a former police officer and his son Jogging when his Georgia neighbor.
“Public confidence in the blind justice are being severely tested by the recent high-profile killings of African-Americans,”Nadler wrote.
Damn Freud, Arbery and Taylor got national attention and civil rights advocates say that they are the latest of a long history of racially motivated attacks on unarmed black men and women by white police officers or perpetrators.
Damn Freud, 46, sparked sometimes violent protests this week after a video showing him gasping for air at the same time, a police officer kneeling on his neck with a virus. It endorsed the 2014 death of Eric Garner in New York, which helped fuel the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The FBI has already investigated the three most recent events, as well as the Department said it is considering whether to file hate crime charges Arbery killer.
Former Justice Minister Jeff will put the brakes on”pattern or practice”probe of allegations of systematic discrimination in 2017, after he ordered the Ministry to review the consent decree the Obama administration’s troubled police Department.
Report by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Scott Malone and Dan Grebler