Justice Department Secures Settlements with 16 Employers for Posting Job Advertisements on College Recruiting Platforms That Discriminated Against Non-U.S. Citizens

The Department of Justice today announced that it signed settlement agreements requiring 16 private employers to pay a total of $832,944 in civil penalties to resolve claims that each company discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring.


Justice Department Sues Kansas Department of Health and Environment to Protect the Rights of a U.S. Army National Guard Member

The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in federal court in the District of Kansas against the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), to protect the employment rights of Army National Guard Staff Sergeant (SSG) Stacy Gonzales.


Justice Department Secures Relief for U.S. Navy Reservist Against Florida Manufacturer Tapesouth Inc.

The Justice Department announced that it had resolved a claim that Tapesouth Inc. violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) by failing to promptly reemploy U.S. Navy Reservist James Radtke following his leave for a military service obligation.


Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Threatening Reproductive Health Services Facility and an Individual Patient

An Ohio man was sentenced in federal court today to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised release for interstate threats; and concurrently to 10 months in prison and one year of supervised release for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act charges, for threatening to bring a bomb to a local reproductive health services facility.


Kansas Man Sentenced for Violent Racially-Motivated Hate Crime Targeting Black Man

A Kansas man was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison and 18 months of supervised release for threatening a Black man with a knife because of the man’s race, in order to intimidate and interfere with the man’s right to fair housing.


Justice Department Announces Investigation Of New York City Police Department’s Special Victims Division

The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a civil pattern or practice investigation into the Special Victims Division (SVD) of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The investigation will assess whether the SVD engages in a pattern or practice of gender-biased policing. The investigation will include a comprehensive review of the policies, procedures and training for SVD investigations of sexual assault crimes, including how SVD interacts with survivors and witnesses, collects evidence and completes investigations; any steps NYPD has taken to address deficiencies in its handling of sexual assault crimes; how SVD allocates staffing and other resources; and the services and support offered to survivors of sexual assault.


Former Tennessee Department of Corrections Officers Indicted for Federal Offenses Following Assault on Inmate and False Cover-up Report

The Department of Justice announced that Javian Griffin, 36, and Sebron Hollands, 32, two former tactical officers with the Strike Force for the Tennessee Department of Corrections, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Memphis, Tennessee.


Justice Department Settles With IT Recruiter to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims

The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Technology Hub Inc., an IT staffing and recruiting company based in Virginia.


Federal Correctional Officer Indicted and Arrested for Use of Excessive Force Against an Inmate

On Thursday, June 30, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an indictment charging Emilio Rodríguez-Arroyo with deprivation of rights under color of law and obstruction of justice.


Former Monroe, Louisiana, Police Department Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Charge for Using Excessive Force

Jared Preston Desadier, 44, of Monroe, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to a charge of deprivation of rights under color of law, announced Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division; U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown of the Western District of Louisiana; and Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Williams of the FBI New Orleans Field Office.