The Criminal Section prosecutes cases involving the violent interference
with liberties and rights defined in the Constitution or federal law. The
rights of both citizens and non-citizens are protected. In general, it is the
use of force, threats, or intimidation that characterize a federal criminal
violation of an individual's civil rights.
Our cases often involve incidents
that are invariably of intense public interest. While some violations may most
appropriately be pursued by the federal Government, others can be addressed by
either the federal Government or by state or local prosecutors. Our ultimate
goal is to ensure that acts constituting federal criminal civil rights
violations are sufficiently remedied, whether prosecuted federally or by
If you wish to provide information or comment concerning the federal investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin or related to the Sanford (Florida) Police Department, you can send a message to: Sanford.Florida@usdoj.gov.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Former Officer Stole Victim's Debit Card and Other Items after Responding to Car Accident
Friday, November 7, 2014
Former Stone County Arkansas Deputy and jail administrator, Randel Branscum, and two former inmates at the Stone County Jail, Matthew McConniel and James Beckham, have been indicted on charges of conspiracy to violate the rights of inmates at the jail and deprivation of rights under color of law.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
John Greene entered a guilty plea to charges related to the sexual assaults of female inmates in his custody.