Justice Dept. must turn over full gang records

From Courthouse News:

SEATTLE, Wash. (CN) – A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to remove redactions from records that track violent gangs and terrorist organizations, and gave the agency two weeks to hand over the files to the ACLU.

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik’s ruling ends years-long wrangling over the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a nationwide database operated by the FBI. The NCIC provides online access of criminal justice information for local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement officers, government agencies, financial institutions and prospective employers.