Four Washington State Men Sentenced for Hate Crime and False Statement Charges After Racially-Motivated Assault

Four men who assaulted a Black man because of the man’s actual and perceived race at a bar in Lynnwood, Washington, were sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.


Former Louisville, Kentucky, Police Officer Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

Katie R. Crews, 29, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was sentenced to two years of probation, 200 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine for violating an individual’s rights by using excessive force while acting as a police officer for the Louisville Metro Police Department.


Justice Department Observes National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The Justice Department today commemorates National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and renews its commitment to investigating and prosecuting human traffickers, protecting victims, and preventing human trafficking from happening in the first place. We do this work in collaboration with our interagency partners and external stakeholders.


Man Charged with Hate Crime and Obstruction and Second Man Charged with Obstruction Offenses Following Murder of Transgender Woman in South Carolina

A five-count federal indictment was unsealed charging two South Carolina men with hate crime and obstruction offenses.


Former Prisoner Transport Officer Sentenced for Civil Rights Offense

A former prisoner transport officer was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for violating the civil rights of pretrial detainees entrusted to his care.


Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Village of Hinsdale, Illinois, for $800,000

The Justice Department announced today that the village of Hinsdale, Illinois, has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the village violated the Fair Housing Act when it refused to allow the operation of a sober living home for persons in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in a residential neighborhood.