A new poll found that the majority of Americans believe the Department of Justice is motivated primarily by politics.
According to a Rasmussen poll released Thursday, more than half of likely voters believe the Department of Justice is more concerned with politics than ensuring justice is served when deciding whether to investigate a local crime separate from the local police department. To the contrary, 35 percent say the agency is concerned with making sure justice is done when deciding to investigate a local crime.
54% of voters say the DOJ is more concerned with politics than ensuring justice when deciding whether to investigate a local crime.
The survey comes after Attorney General Eric Holder, who heads the Justice Department, ordered it to do a civil rights investigation into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown, who was black, was shot and killed Aug. 9 by veteran local police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. Witnesses say the teen was unarmed.