Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police. During a private meeting with about […]

08/20/2014

People protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown a week ago in Ferguson, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Despite heavy rainfall and lightning, hundreds of protesters gathered Saturday night at a busy thoroughfare that has been the site of previous clashes with police. Dozens of officers, a much more visible presence than the night before, stood watch — including some with shields. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer […]

08/17/2014

Police wearing riot gear stage outside the remains of a burned convenience store Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Holder: “Concerned” about tensions in Ferguson, MO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s concerned that the use of military equipment by police in Ferguson, Missouri, is sending a “conflicting message.” Holder said in a statement Thursday that Ferguson law […]

08/14/2014

FILE - This July 14, 2014 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Justice Department in Washington.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation’s prison population over […]

07/18/2014

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Holder: Heroin an urgent ‘public health crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent and growing public health crisis” and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse […]

03/10/2014

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Holder released from hospital after feeling faint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized for several hours Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work, the Justice Department said. Holder was taken to a Washington hospital as a […]

02/27/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the annual Attorneys General Winter Meeting in Washington, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Holder hospitalized as precaution for faintness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work. A statement from the department says […]

02/27/2014

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Holder urges congressional action on data breaches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target […]

02/24/2014

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Justice Dept. revises media rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising its rules for obtaining records from the news media in leak investigations, promising that in most instances the government will notify news organizations beforehand […]

02/22/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday urged states to restore voting rights to former prison inmates, an issue he said primarily affects African-Americans. Eleven states continue to restrict voting rights after a […]

02/11/2014

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