But Sessions suggested during his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that his Justice Department could take another path and that agencies investigated by DOJ had been unfairly maligned. The law is specifically crafted to address conduct that goes beyond isolated incidents, targeting widespread patterns that need to be addressed comprehensively. Sessions said he worried that suing a police department could have “ramifications” on the morale of the agency and the public’s view of the police department. Smith said it is often the lack of training or supervision that is the underlying issue, not a few bad apples. It doesn’t have to be the written policy, it has to be the way that it’s done inside the department,” Smith said.
Source: Huffington Post January 12, 2017 03:50 UTC