US Watchdog Investigating Federal Force Deployments to Quell Protests

July 23, 2020 11:30 PM
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Justice Department Inspector General on Thursday launched an investigation into the use of force by federal law enforcement agents in Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., during recent protests alleged racial bias in the justice system. Security forces have frequently tear-gassed and clubbed demonstrators during weeks of unrest. Criminal and constitutional law experts question the legality of the deployments and use of force.