Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Combating the Rise in Hate Crimes

Thank you, Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Two California Men Sentenced for Conspiracy and Hate Crime Convictions for Attacking and Threatening to Kill Restaurant Patrons and Workers Because of Their Perceived National Origin

Two California men were sentenced yesterday on conspiracy and hate crime charges for attacking five victims inside a restaurant while shouting ethnic slurs, hurling chairs at the victims and threatening to kill them.

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Making Threatening Interstate Communications to Black Maryland Woman and Her Family

Michael Marotta, 26, of Sewell, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today to making threatening interstate communications.

Former Sheriff of Franklin County, Arkansas Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Assaulting Two People in Custody

Former Franklin County, Arkansas, Sheriff Anthony Boen, 51, was sentenced today to four years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release and a $4,800 fine for assaulting two individuals in his custody.

Former San Jose State University Director of Sports Medicine Charged with Sexually Assaulting Female Student-Athletes

Scott Shaw, 54, the former Director of Sports Medicine and athletic trainer at San Jose State University, has been charged today with civil rights violations for engaging in sexual misconduct with female student-athletes under the guise of treating them for their injuries.

Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Against BayPort Credit Union for Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Justice Department today announced that it has obtained a settlement agreement requiring BayPort Credit Union (BayPort) to pay nearly $110,000 to resolve allegations it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by charging excessive interest on servicemembers’ loans and repossessing servicemembers’ cars without court orders.

Former Oregon Corrections Official Indicted for Sexually Assaulting a Dozen Female Inmates While Serving as a Nurse

A federal indictment was unsealed today in Portland, Oregon, charging a former Oregon Department of Corrections employee with sexually assaulting a dozen female inmates while serving as a nurse at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF), Oregon’s only women’s prison.

Justice Department Settles E-Verify Discrimination Claims Against Washington State-Based Home Care Provider

The Department of Justice announced today that it reached a settlement with Bianchi Home Care Inc. (Bianchi), a home care provider based in Washington state.

Former Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Police Officer Indicted for Using Excessive Force

A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, returned an indictment today charging an Indiana woman with violating an individual’s rights while acting as an officer of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Justice Department Secures Settlement to Resolve Disability Discrimination Against People with Opioid Use Disorder

Today the Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with Ready to Work, a not-for-profit residential, work and social services program for individuals who are homeless, with facilities in Aurora and Boulder, Colorado.

Former West Virginia Police Officer Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

Former Logan Police Department Officer Everett Maynard, 45, was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for violating an arrestee’s civil rights by using excessive force against him.