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Eric Holder: Remember, there’s still a federal investigation open about the Ferguson shooting

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By Doug Powers  •  November 25, 2014 10:47 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

After it was announced that a grand jury would not indict Darren Wilson, Attorney General Eric Holder reminded everybody that it’s not over yet:

“While the grand jury proceeding in St. Louis County has concluded, the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown remains ongoing. Though we have shared information with local prosecutors during the course of our investigation, the federal inquiry has been independent of the local one from the start, and remains so now. Even at this mature stage of the investigation, we have avoided prejudging any of the evidence. And although federal civil rights law imposes a high legal bar in these types of cases, we have resisted forming premature conclusions.

“Michael Brown’s death was a tragedy. This incident has sparked a national conversation about the need to ensure confidence between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve. While constructive efforts are underway in Ferguson and communities nationwide, far more must be done to create enduring trust. The Department will continue to work with law enforcement, civil rights, faith and community leaders across the country to foster effective relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve and to improve fairness in the criminal justice system overall. In addition, the Department continues to investigate allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department.

Holder made similar comments after George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Holder saying he’s working to build “trust” between government and the “people they serve” isn’t exactly a confidence builder coming from the chief law enforcement officer in an administration with Nixonian levels of trust — unless you’re Al Sharpton:

As for the reaction to the grand jury’s decision, via JWF, here’s the post-announcement headline of the week:

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“Mostly peaceful”? Tell that to the owners of local businesses that were looted and burned to the ground.

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At NRO, Rich Lowry has a headline that shouldn’t require further explanation, but these days it does.

**Written by Doug Powers

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