AG Eric Holder spoke before the National Press Club today and stated the civil rights investigation into the shooting of Mike Brown and the larger issues with Ferguson Police Department will be completed prior to his leaving office.
However, no mention of the insufferable FBI investigation for George Zimmerman that has been dragging on for years. Apparently Holder is planning to allow the threat of FBI investigation to follow Zimmerman as the Attorney General seeks to clear his desk of the other highly visible cases.
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is anticipated to be confirmed in the next few weeks unless more GOP Senators raise objections which, at this point seems unlikely. Eric Holder said he is “confident” that decisions on both Brown and Ferguson will be ready and announced before Lynch is confirmed by the Senate.
Holder also said he believes there should be a moratorium on the death penalty pending a Supreme Court review for the drug protocol used in lethal injections. He asked states to delay executions until the Supreme Court review is complete.
“The public should be skeptical of the integrity of the investigation given that the ultimate boss in that department has gone public with his conclusion prior to the investigation being completed.” (link)