(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A new report alleges racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri police department.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington.

The report from the Justice Department says Ferguson police routinely violated the constitutional rights of African Americans for years. St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French says the police department needs a change at the top.

(French) "To me that demands a certain level of accountability and I think the chief out there has to resign. It's the only way this community can move forward." 

The investigation, launched after the shooting of black teen Michael Brown, found city officials passed around racist jokes through official email accounts, and that police made traffic stops without reasonable suspicion and arrests without probable cause.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.

Late Wednesday afternoon Attorney General held a news conference from the Department of Justice to speak to the findings of the Department of Justice's investigation. Listen to FOX News Radio special coverage of that news conference HERE: