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Feds Continue Look At Yonkers Police For Excessive Force, Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice continues to investigate the Yonkers Police Department for excessive force and discrimination.
The U.S. Department of Justice continues to investigate the Yonkers Police Department for excessive force and discrimination. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Justice visited Yonkers Saturday to listen to any new complaints about excessive police force, according to a story on News 12.

Federal agents have been investigating reports of excessive force and discrimination for eight years, the report said, and some residents say the pattern persists.

Federal officials launched a probe in 2007 and in 2009 recommended steps to improve community relations. More recommendations will be forthcoming, the Justice Department said.

Yonkers police issued a statement saying the department has "implemented procedures that we believe to be consistent with the best practices and improve operational efficiency."

Click here for the News 12 story.

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