Virginia is planning to execute a man convicted of killing a well-known family of four in their Richmond home on New Year's Day 2006.
Law Enforcement & Intelligence
The latest coverage of the law enforcement community and all aspects of the U.S. intelligence.
By Andrea Noble - The Washington Times
The 6,700-page Senate report on the "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used on terrorism suspects held after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will not be released to the public before President Obama leaves office next month, according to the top White House lawyer. Published December 12, 2016
President Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking military secrets, issued a pardon for former Gen. James Cartwright and freed a Puerto Rican nationalist in a last-minute flurry of clemency grants that added to the president's record-breaking total.
Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday.
The Justice Department inspector general will review the FBI's handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, including Director James B. Comey's decision to publicly release information about the resolution of the case in July and his correspondence with Congress about renewing the probe just ahead of the presidential election.
Department of Justice and Baltimore officials announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement on a consent decree that will reform the city's police department, in part by setting policy guidelines to prohibit unlawful stops and arrests and unnecessary use of force, and to ensure stops are constitutional and sexual assaults are properly investigated.
Top U.S. intelligence officials reportedly gave classified documents last week to President-elect Donald Trump that detailed accounts that Russian intelligence had damaging information on him.
FBI Director James B. Comey, in his first public comments since the presidential election, said the bureau requested but was denied direct access to the Democratic National Committee's servers and other hacked devices as part of its probe of Russian hacking.
The Islamic State's terrorist army in recent weeks has used channels on a popular messaging app to show gruesome killings and to instruct followers on how to attack the U.S. with chemical weapons, despite the app's assertion that it blocks such extremists.
Senate Democrats are poised to throw away 20 years of friendship and a bipartisan working relationship with Sen. Jeff Sessions to wreak political vengeance on him this week as they consider his nomination for attorney general.
Rep. Duncan Hunter on Friday personally removed a painting that depicted police officers as pigs and had been displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex.
President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he's asking the chairmen of the House and Senate intelligence committees to investigate how NBC got hold of details from what it says is the top secret dossier on Russian interference in the U.S. election.
A spokesman for the State Department said Friday that it's "pretty obvious" Russia was "trying to hurt" Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton through election season hacks.
President-elect Donald Trump is prepared to listen to and understand intelligence information he's due to receive Friday on alleged election season hacking by Russia, according to Mr. Trump's spokesman.
The nation's top intelligence chiefs said Thursday that the government needed to conduct a far more aggressive information war push to counter foreign cyberespionage while strongly defending their conclusion that top Russian officials authorized efforts to hack the presidential election in an effort to influence the vote.
President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, a role that would thrust him into the center of the intelligence community Trump has publicly challenged, a person with knowledge of the decision said Thursday.
The spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump refuted Thursday a report that the Republican plans to revamp U.S. intelligence agencies in the wake of Obama administration claims that Russian hackers helped Mr. Trump to win the election.
President Obama published an essay in the Harvard Law Review Thursday to highlight his efforts at criminal justice reform, saying he's the first president since Jimmy Carter to leave office with fewer inmates in federal prison than when he was inaugurated.
The sheriff of Roane County, West Virginia, was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand larceny two days after taking office.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will trust the U.S. intelligence community over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying Mr. Trump should "ignore" and "condemn" Mr. Assange.
Several NAACP protesters led by their national president were escorted away in handcuffs by police after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, the civil rights group said.
President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that an intelligence briefing on the Russian hacking allegations had been postponed until Friday, calling the delay "very strange."
The number of ambush-style killings of police officers in the U.S. reached a two-decade high this year, pushing law enforcement fatalities to their highest tally in five years, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, according to a year-end report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Authorities say a man has died after exchanging gunfire with a sheriff's deputy who was also shot at a home on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Clemency activists have installed the statue of a convicted cop killer at American University as they implore President Obama to issue a presidential pardon in his final days in office.
Despite an intense national focus on high-profile police shootings involving white officers and black men, a new study shows that white officers are not statistically more likely to shoot and kill a black suspect.
While the mainstream media has concentrated its coverage on inmate deaths at the Milwaukee County Jail run by Sheriff David Clarke, there hasn't been the same laser-like focus on Wisconsin's other county jails -- where inmate deaths and death rates are as high or higher.
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Friday downplayed rumors that he could eventually replace FBI Director James B. Comey, saying his plan is to stay in the private sector.
Wal-Mart agreed this week to remove certain "Black Lives Matter" apparel with the slogan "Bulletproof" from its online store after the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police urged the retailer to stop selling clothing items containing the slogan.
Smashburger co-founder and CEO Tom Ryan is apologizing after employees at an Aurora, Colorado, restaurant reportedly played N.W.A.'s hit song "F--- tha Police" on a loop while officers dined.
Use of the death penalty in the United States fell to a historic low in 2016, even as voters in three states passed ballot initiatives in support of capital punishment, according to a year-end report from the Death Penalty Information Center.
The Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department have spent collectively more than $95 million on secret cellphone tracking technology and own more than 400 cell-site simulators that can be used to zero in covertly on the locations of cellphones, according to a congressional report.
Authorities say an off-duty police officer is hospitalized after he was wounded by gunfire during a surprise party for his wife.
Police arrested a suspected gunman early Friday following a standoff in a community north of Seattle, after a police officer was shot and seriously wounded, the Washington State Patrol said.
The father of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been found guilty of falsely identifying himself as a peace officer two years ago.
An Indiana town has been left without a police department after all five members of its law enforcement agency resigned this week in protest, alleging mismanagement and unethical requests made by local lawmakers.
An 86-year-old jewel thief who has kept jewelry sellers on their toes since the 1970s has struck again, police say -- this time by slipping a $2,000 diamond necklace into her pocket.
Two central Georgia police officers have been shot while serving a search warrant in Crawford County.
A father of one of the 20 children killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School spoke out this week about the spread of fake news and the threats he's received from those who believe the massacre was a hoax.
As President Obama prepares to leave office without having destroyed the Islamic State, he's selling the notion that U.S. intelligence agencies failed to warn him promptly about the rise of the terrorist group more than two years ago, an assertion raising howls of incredulity in some quarters.
A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection.
The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him there.
Jurors considering a murder charge against a white South Carolina police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man were back in deliberations Monday morning and apparently having a harder time reaching a verdict than originally thought.
Police in one Pennsylvania town have sent an armed robbery suspect a message on Facebook, and it's not because they want to be friends.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday nominated Rep. Xavier Becerra as the state's new attorney general, the position outgoing prosecutor Kamala Harris will soon vacate as a result of her election to the U.S. Senate.
This year's election results suggest that reports of the death penalty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated.
The Obama administration finalized a regulation Wednesday to prevent the federal government from asking job applicants about criminal records until a job has been offered, part of a series of actions that the White House said is aimed at reforming the criminal justice system.
The Ohio State University student who attacked pedestrians on campus with a car and knife may have been inspired by al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the Islamic State, but authorities said it was too soon to definitively call the attack terrorism.
Keith Lamont Scott case: N.C. police officer will not be charged, 'acted lawfully' in fatal shooting
Prosecutors will not file charges against a North Carolina police officer who shot and killed an armed black man in September -- a deadly shooting that triggered violent protests in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.
A demonstrator's 1-month-old baby girl is dead after an officer desperately tried to save her life during a police shooting protest Saturday in Baltimore.
Police are investigating what motivated a Somali-born Ohio State University student to plow a car into a group of pedestrians and to stab others with a butcher knife Monday morning -- an incident that triggered a lockdown on the Columbus campus as police responded to the scene and fatally shot the man.
A Wayne State University police officer has died a day after he was shot in the head while on patrol near the campus.
President Obama granted another 79 commutations Tuesday in his record-breaking year of clemency, including 16 individuals who were convicted of firearms offenses. The action brings Mr. Obama's total number of commutations to 1,023, far more than any other president in history.
The man accused of fatally shooting a San Antonio police detective as he sat in his squad car said he acted out of anger over an ongoing child custody battle that had nothing to do with the law enforcement officer.
Investigators believe the gunman who fatally shot a San Antonio police officer Sunday was set on targeting anyone in a law enforcement uniform -- one of several similar attacks on police in 24 hours.
A police officer has been fatally shot in Texas, and another in Missouri was shot in the face but is expected to survive, in what authorities are calling the latest in a series of targeted attacks on law enforcement.
The FBI says a deputy U.S. marshal has been fatally shot in southeast Georgia.
Minnesota prosecutors have filed charges against the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a July traffic stop, a case that gained national notoriety because the victim's girlfriend live-streamed video of the aftermath of the shooting on social media.
A gunman with a history of domestic abuse fatally shot a police officer and wounded a second Thursday before he and a woman were found dead following a reported fight at their apartment, authorities said.
New York City Police Department will assign more than 5,000 officers to elections-related duty Tuesday, in what is the largest Election Day detail the force has ever deployed, officials said Monday.
The 15-year-old daughter of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white University of Cincinnati police officer called this week's Black Lives Matter protests outside the former officer's murder trial "baloney."
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