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Protesters chant and yell after the Ferguson, Mo., city council meeting in Ferguson on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, where the council voted to approve a modified consent decree with the United States Department of Justice. It is unclear if the Department of Justice will agree to the modifications.  (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

“They have a very solid case,” Samuel Bagenstos, the former No. 2 official in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said even before the lawsuit was filed Wednesday. “If they were forced to litigate this, they have a very strong basis to show that there is a pattern and practice of constitutional violations in Ferguson.”


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Highway 395 is blocked at Seneca between John Day and Burns, Ore., by Oregon State police officers the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Authorities say shots were fired Tuesday during the arrest of members of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks. The FBI said authorities arrested Ammon Bundy, 40, his brother Ryan Bundy, 43, Brian Cavalier, 44, Shawna Cox, 59, and Ryan Payne, 32, during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 395 Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said another person, Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, 45, was arrested in Burns. In a statement, the FBI said one individual "who was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased."   (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Mike Brown Sr., center, listens to part of the public comment portion of the Ferguson city council meeting in Ferguson on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, where the consent decree with the United States Department of Justice was being talked about. The Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified version of the consent decree. This picture was shot as a panorama on an iPhone.  (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

The settlement, known as a consent decree, is intended to correct problems identified in a federal investigation that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. The federal report noted unconstitutional and discriminatory practices across the police force and municipal court system.


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