Justice Department Secures Settlement with Florida Employer to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims

The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Temple Beth El, a synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida, that employs teachers and other staff. The settlement resolves the department’s claim that the synagogue, in staffing its pre-school, discriminated against a non-U.S. citizen based on citizenship status when checking the individual’s permission to work in the United States.


Justice Department Announces Investigation of the Louisiana State Police

The Justice Department announced today that is has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the Louisiana State Police (LSP).


Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks Announcing a Pattern or Practice Investigation of the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana State Police

Good morning. My name is Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General  for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


Federal Officials Decline to Reopen Investigation Into the Death of Bijan Ghaisar

In 2019, the Justice Department announced that it would not pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against the two U.S. Park Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar during a traffic stop on Nov. 17, 2017. Following an extensive independent investigation, the department determined in 2019 that there was insufficient evidence to establish a willful violation of the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute.


Justice Department Obtains Relief in Lawsuit Alleging Discriminatory Targeting of Hispanic Homeowners

The Department of Justice today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has entered a consent order resolving the department’s Fair Housing Act claims against Advocate Law Groups of Florida P.A. (ALGF); Jon B. Lindeman Jr.; Ephigenia K. Lindeman; Summit Development Solutions USA LLC (SDS) and Haralampos “Bob” Kourouklis.