The subject of investigation is to determine if there is a pattern or practice of misconduct.<quoted text>Dick, where is the pattern or practice of misconduct in this shooting?
I'm not aware of any requirement under the law wherein a pattern or practice of misconduct must be established before the FBI can investigate **if** a pattern or practice of misconduct exists.
Similarly, when a dead body is found, there may be an investigation to determine if a crime may have been committed.
Does that clear up your confusion?
What potential unlawful conduct?
"[T]o engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States."
Does Dufus Dale fantasize that 42 U.S.C.§ 14141 requires the FBI to establish that a crime has been committed before it can investigate if a crime has been committed?