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Justice Department Preparing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Ferguson Police: Report

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. The Obama administratio
Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. The Obama administration put its new deportation relief program on hold on the eve of enactment Tuesday, complying reluctantly with a federal judge’s order blocking it that roiled immigrant communities nationwide and seemed to harden a tense stalemate on Capitol Hill. Holder said the Justice Department was still in the process of looking at the opinion and deciding what steps to take. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own, sources tell CNN.

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