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Department of Justice launches civil rights reporting portal

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 12:21:41-04

(WXYZ) — The Department of Justice has launched a tool that will make it easier for people to report civil rights violations.

The Civil Rights Reporting Portal consolidates over 30 unique reporting pathways, and will make it easier for victims to report these violations.

“The department is committed to upholding the civil and constitutional rights of all
people in the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil
Rights Division. “The Civil Rights Reporting Portal will make it easier for the public to
connect with us, which in turn makes us more effective at upholding these important
rights. I encourage the public to use this portal to report civil rights violations.”

The portal is accessible to people with disabilities and is available in both English and Spanish, with more languages to be added, a release states.

To report a civil rights violation, visit civilrights.justice.gov. The public can still report incidents in the Eastern District of Michigan by submitting complaints by email at usamie.civilrights@usdoj.gov or by telephone at 313-226-9151.