Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Mar 04, 2015
  • Description

This investigation has revealed a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within the Ferguson Police Department (FPD) that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and federal statutory law. The authors interviewed City officials, half of FPD's sworn officers, and  individuals who reside in Ferguson or who have had interactions with the police department. They reviewed over 35,000 pages of police records as well as thousands of emails and other electronic materials provided by the police department. The investigation contains analysis of FPD's data on stops, searches, citations, and arrests, as well as data collected by the municipal court.