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December 4th, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Justice Department: Cleveland Police poorly trained, reckless

Thousands of demonstrators converged on the streets of major U.S. cities Thursday to protest police brutality, a day after a grand jury decided not to indict a NYPD officer in the fatal chokehold of Eric Garner.

Questions over the use of excessive force is now a priority at the White House. Attorney General Eric Holder said it has to stop as he announced findings from an investigation that uncovered a pattern of excessive force and reckless behavior by the Cleveland Police Department.

The same department is under fire after an officer killed a 12-year-old boy who had been holding a pellet gun. Now, there is growing evidence that the officer was unfit for duty.

CNN's Kyung Lah has more OutFront.


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