美国司法部对弗格森镇警察展开调查 Ferguson Police Under Federal Probe in Aftermath of Fatal Police Shooting

美国司法部将针对密苏里州弗格森镇警察局展开广泛的民权调查,一名手无寸铁的黑人青年上月在弗格森镇被一名白人警察开枪打死。

据媒体报道,美国司法部最早将在星期四宣布进行调查的决定。这项调查将涉及有关弗格森镇警察经常侵犯该镇黑人居民权益的指称,并将调查弗格森镇警察的训练方式。

弗格森镇位于圣路易斯市郊区,大多数居民是黑人,但绝大多数警察是白人。《华盛顿邮报》上星期报道说,弗格森镇至少5名现役警察和1名退役警察被联邦检察机构指控过度使用武力。

美国司法部已对18岁的迈克尔.布朗被弗格森镇警察威尔逊开枪打死事件分别进行调查。

The U.S. Justice Department will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed young black man was fatally shot by a white police officer last month.

News outlets say the Justice Department will announce the investigation as early as Thursday.  The probe will look into allegations that Ferguson police have engaged in a repeated pattern of abusive treatment against the town's black residents, as well as how its officers are trained.

Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, has a majority black population, but its police force is predominantly white.  The Washington Post reported last week at least five current Ferguson police officers and one former officer are facing federal lawsuits accusing them of excessive force.

The Justice Department is already conducting a separate civil rights investigation into the August 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.