Fresh protests have been reported in Ferguson, after the Justice department released a report highlighting biased treatment of police towards black people. The demonstrations have resulted in the arrest of at least two people in the area.
A video shared on Twitter late on Wednesday showed police take into custody at least two of the street protesters who had gathered in large numbers.
The development comes after a report on an investigation that began in August last year, tended to vindicate the protesters and confirm the existence of police prejudice against black people in the area dominated by about 67% black population.
The fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson last year had led to a country-wide protests. Protesters see the recent release as a 'confirmaiton' on their claim of racial discrimination.
According to the report, the number of African-Americans arrested by the police was disproportionate to their population in Ferguson as revealed an analysis of about 35,000 pages of police records.
While African-American people constitute 67% of Ferguson's population, they accounted for over 93% of all arrests between 2012 and 2014.
The report has also led some to fear that racial abuse is all pervasive.
Meanwhile, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said that three police department employees reportedly leaked "offensive" emails that are detailed in the report, according to Reuters. The employees have been fired until further notice pending a probe.