Department of Justice

News 5 Cleveland: A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn’t received justice.

A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn't received justice. This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — With the statute of limitations expiring in early December for a federal crime that prosecutors had been considering, Tamir Rice's mother said she [...]

Cleveland Scene: NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction

NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The New York Times late last week reported that a years-long effort by some in the Department of Justice to conduct a civil rights investigation into the killing of Tamir Rice by [...]

News 5 Cleveland: Report alleges U.S. Department of Justice mishandled Tamir Rice investigation

Report alleges U.S. Department of Justice mishandled Tamir Rice investigation This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — The attorney for Tamir Rice's family, the 12-year-old Black boy shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, said they were “stunned” by The New York Times report alleging the [...]

The Washington Post: Justice Dept. quietly curtailed civil rights investigation into Tamir Rice killing

Justice Dept. quietly curtailed civil rights investigation into Tamir Rice killing This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  The Justice Department last year quietly rejected career prosecutors’ bid to use a grand jury to investigate the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice — a 12-year-old Black boy killed by Cleveland police while [...]

HuffPost: Justice Department Quietly Stalled Investigation Into Tamir Rice Case: Report

Justice Department Quietly Stalled Investigation Into Tamir Rice Case: Report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Justice Department effectively ceased its civil rights investigation into the 2014 police killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy in Cleveland, reported The New York Times. The DOJ brought to a halt [...]

Law & Crime: Lawyers Suspected DOJ Stalled Tamir Rice Case So Statute of Limitations Would Run: Report

Lawyers Suspected DOJ Stalled Tamir Rice Case So Statute of Limitations Would Run: Report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. There’s new scrutiny against the Department of Justice for reportedly ending its civil rights probe into the 2014 police shooting of Tamir Rice, 12. Supervisors took two years to respond to [...]

The New York Times: Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing

Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — The Justice Department decided more than a year ago to effectively shut down its civil-rights investigation into the high-profile killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy carrying a pellet [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Represents Anonymous Whistleblower Featured in New York Times Article on DOJ Failure to Investigate Cleveland Police Shooting Death of Tamir Rice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2020   Government Accountability Project Represents Anonymous Whistleblower Featured in New York Times Article on DOJ Failure to Investigate Cleveland Police Shooting Death of Tamir Rice WASHINGTON— The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division was not allowed to investigate the notorious [...]

2020-10-29T21:13:25-04:00October 29th, 2020|Department of Justice, Press release|

PRESS STATEMENT: Government Accountability Project Condemns Whistleblower Retaliation in Texas Attorney General Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Whistleblower Retaliation in Texas Attorney General Office WASHINGTON—Two whistleblowers have been fired from the Texas attorney general’s office after submitting a complaint that their boss, Attorney General Ken Paxton, had been abusing the power of his office, as reported by The Texas Tribune.  Blake Brickman [...]

2020-10-23T15:44:58-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Department of Justice, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: Government Accountability Project Overcomes Department of Justice Objection to Filing Amicus Brief in Defamation Lawsuit Against President Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   October 21, 2020   Government Accountability Project Overcomes Department of Justice Objection to Filing Amicus Brief in Defamation Lawsuit Against President Trump WASHINGTON –Yesterday, Judge Robert A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the motion of the Government Accountability Project to file an amicus [...]

2020-10-21T17:08:52-04:00October 21st, 2020|Department of Justice, Press release|
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