AG: DOJ’s ‘Power of Persuasion’ Can Discourage Police Departments That Unfairly Target Minorities

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<p>U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that the DOJ has the ability to &ldquo;reach into specific jurisdictions&rdquo; that demonstrate a pattern of unfairly targeting minorities for minor traffic infractions and can use its &ldquo;power of persuasion&rdquo; to discourage other jurisdictions with a similar pattern from engaging in the same practices by pointing to the DOJ&rsquo;s report on the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachme…; mce_href="https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachme… of the Ferguson Police Department</a>. <a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/ag-dojs-power-persua… Full Story</a></p>

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