Following a two-week trial, three Georgia men were convicted today by a federal jury in the Southern District of Georgia for committing hate crimes and attempting to kidnap Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man who was jogging on the public streets of a Brunswick neighborhood.

This morning, three defendants were convicted of committing federal hate crimes in connection with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

The Justice Department announced today that Jose Gomez III, 21, of Midland, Texas, pleaded guilty to three counts of committing a hate crime for attacking an Asian family he believed was responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic because he believed them to be Chinese.

James Theodore Highhouse, 49, a former chaplain with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Northern District of California to five felonies for sexually abusing a female inmate and subsequently lying to federal agents during their investigation into his misconduct.

Today, the Justice Department filed suit against the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania (UJS) for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Following a trial that lasted nearly five weeks, a federal jury in St. Paul, Minnesota, found three former Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officers guilty of federal civil rights offenses arising out of the death of George Perry Floyd Jr. on May 25, 2020.

The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement resolving allegations that the Village of Walthill, Nebraska, violated a church’s rights under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).