Transcript for Department of Justice Continues Its Own Investigation Into Ferguson Shooting
The grand jury here finished its work. No criminal charges filed against officer Wilson. But there's a federal investigation, a civil rights investigation. Go to Pierre Thomas with that. Reporter: The focus and the pressure turns to the justice department. It will be the final word on whether criminal charges are filed against officer Wilson. And the threshold is very high. They have to determine whether his decision to shoot brown was unreasonable under the circumstances. And they must find evidence officer Wilson intentionally violated his civil rights, possibly because of race. It's a vigorous investigation. No guarantee how it will turn out. Not expecting it to be done for weeks. Attorney general holder has taken an interest in the case. And gone to Ferguson. Last night he issued a statement, the evidence should not be prejudged and called the death a tragedy. There's a second investigation into the underlying conditions in the Ferguson police department. Yes, looking into whether the Ferguson police department discriminates against minorities. There are questions about whether the police force is diverse enough, and bias in traffic stops. And they will work with the police department to address the issues. They may seek a court order to force the department to change if there's disagreement.
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