More that a thousand DOJ alumni call for probe of Barr’s role in crowd clearing outside White House

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More than a thousand Department of Justice (DOJ) alumni called on the department’s internal watchdog to investigate Attorney General William Barr’s role in the aggressive dispersal last week of protesters gathered near the White House.

Some 1,260 former federal prosecutors, judges and department officials penned a letter Wednesday asking DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate after law enforcement used chemical agents and rubber bullets to scatter the peaceful crowd.

“If the Attorney General or any other DOJ employee has directly participated in actions that have deprived Americans of their constitutional rights or that physically injured Americans lawfully exercising their rights, that would be misconduct of the utmost seriousness, the details of which must be shared with the American people,” the former officials wrote on Medium.

The Hill: