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Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said Justice Department lawyers will look for evidence of excessive force, discrimination against people with disabilities and whether law enforcement is violating the rights of homeless people when they toss their belongings.Clarke said that could run afoul of the Fourth and 14th Amendments. It could also represent a new front for federal civil rights enforcers, as cities across the country conduct regular sweeps of homeless camps.This is the third civil-rights investigation of police undertaken by the Biden administration. The department is also probing the practices of police in Louisville, Ky., and in Minneapolis.In the months ahead, civil rights investigators will fan out in Phoenix.Garland said the mayor and police chief in Phoenix have pledged to cooperate in the probe."I welcome the U.S. Department of Justice review of the Phoenix Police Department," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, said in a statement. "Comprehensive reform of policing in the City of Phoenix has been my priority since the first day I took office."