Captain Alicia White's move to the Public Integrity Bureau went into effect on Feb. 11, officials say. She is one of the six officers involved in Freddie Gray's death, none of whom were convicted.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, local jails and prisons released thousands of inmates early. Experts say the recent increase reflects a return to business as usual for the nation's carceral system.
Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department said the Mississippi officers "caused harm to the entire community who feel that they can't trust the police officers who are supposed to serve them."
The ruling will allow a law to go into effect that ends bail as a condition of pretrial release. Those considered to be a threat to the public or are likely to flee will be required to stay in jail.
Under a law that goes into effect in January 2022, officials can't use common manipulative tactics, including offering leniency or suggesting that incriminating evidence exists, to people under 18.
Police constable Wayne Couzens, 48, also took responsibility for Everard's death but did not enter a formal plea on a murder charge in the 33-year-old marketing executive's killing.
The announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy came as the state released a report about brutal cell extractions this year that left prisoners with injuries ranging from scratches to a fractured eye socket.
Some officers are being investigated over involvement at the protests, while others fought off protesters who once supported them.
Experts say crime across the U.S. in 2020 was like no other year as COVID-19 ravaged the country and protests flared. It was a seesaw of dips for some crimes and spikes for others, such as homicide.