Attorney General Garland Erases Trump/​Sessions Limits On Consent Decree For Policing The Police

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday rescind­ed Trump-era lim­its on con­sent decrees, which the Department of Justice has used to enforce reforms in police depart­ments accused of wide­spread mis­con­duct. Garland, ful­fill­ing a cam­paign promise from President Joe Biden, said in a mem­o­ran­dum that the Justice Department “will return to the tra­di­tion­al process” that was in place before for­mer President Donald Trump’s admin­is­tra­tion imposed sharp restric­tions on the civ­il-rights tool.

Together, we will con­tin­ue the Department’s lega­cy of pro­mot­ing the rule of law, pro­tect­ing the pub­lic, and work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with state and local gov­ern­men­tal enti­ties to meet those ends,” Garland said in the memo, which was sent to U.S. attor­neys and oth­er DOJ leaders.
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