A 23-year-old white man arrested Tuesday was accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated.
Law Enforcement & Intelligence
The latest coverage of the law enforcement community and all aspects of the U.S. intelligence.
By Andrew Blake - The Washington Times
An Instagram post helped police apprehend an 18-year-old murder suspect on the Texas "10 Most Wanted" list, according to authorities. Published September 20, 2017
New York City's largest police union is demanding John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor Michael Isaacson lose his job over a recent tweet on the "privilege to teach future dead cops."
Dozens of protesters are facing off with police in riot gear in downtown St. Louis after blocking a bus filled with officers.
Law enforcement agencies across the country have used Justice Department grants to pay for everything from new police dogs to body-worn cameras for officers — funds the Trump administration has threatened to pull if cities decline to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
A coalition of civil rights groups is asking Congress to implement a moratorium on a controversial program that provides surplus military equipment to local police departments until lawmakers can improve oversight of the program.
A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on.
Rep. Michael McCaul said Monday that he doesn't think a terrorist attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001, could happen today.
The Trump Justice Department has once again cleared former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner of criminal liability stemming from the tea party targeting.
Gillespie breaks with tough-on-crime Virginia Republicans, offers plan to keep pot users out of jail
Breaking with the tough-on-crime stance that defined Virginia Republicans for decades, gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie laid out a plan Wednesday to try to keep drug users from ending up incarcerated.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is threatening to drag the attorney general and FBI director before the committee next week if the Justice Department fails to turn over documents related to a salacious dossier of President Trump's supposed activities in Russia.
Virginia has the fewest number of inmates on death row since July 1979, shortly after it resumed carrying out the penalty following a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that halted executions across the U.S.
Two Maryland men were arrested this week after an armed robbery inside a pub filled with cops.
Salt Lake City police are facing a public relations disaster over a video of a detective who arrested nurse Alex Wubbels at University Hospital as she explained its policy on blood draws.
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A federal judge ordered the FBI Thursday to disclose more details about how it handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret email account.
A man assaulted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is suing city and state police, alleging officers were ordered to stand down and failed to act even as they witnessed the attack.
Two Republican senators say they've reviewed evidence that indicates former FBI Director James B. Comey began drafting a statement to announce the closure of the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server months before key witnesses, including the former Democratic presidential candidate, were interviewed.
The U.S. Department of Justice is pressing federal regulators to come up with a solution to combat cellphones in the nation's prisons.
President Donald Trump has announced that police may indeed scarf up surplus military equipment for local community law enforcement uses -- a reversal of restrictions put in place by Barack Obama back in 2015. This isn't, as the saying goes, necessarily cause for cheer.
Two women who dressed as nuns during an attempted robbery this week in Pennsylvania are on the run from the FBI.
President Trump reinstated a controversial program Monday to ship a wide array of surplus military equipment to local police departments, giving them access to everything from armored vehicles to grenade launchers.
Former FBI Director James B. Comey has a new gig.
Congress will formally consider WikiLeaks a "non-state hostile intelligence service" if lawmakers adopt the annual Intelligence Authorization Act passed 14-1 by a Senate panel last month -- a provision the bill's sole dissenter now cites as his reason for rejecting it.
A video released by a New York City Police Department sergeants' union claiming police officers have become the target of "blue racism" has sparked backlash.
Baltimore officials found themselves in a quandary when the Justice Department told them that in order to be eligible for a federal crime-fighting program, they would have to prove city policies do not block federal immigration agents' access to local jails.
The Border Patrol busted a 25-year-old man on drug-smuggling charges earlier this month after agents accused him of picking up a load of methamphetamine that smugglers flew over the border with a drone.
The deadly violence unleashed at a white supremacist rally in Virginia last weekend has pushed leaders elsewhere to try to scuttle demonstrations in their communities that they fear will be magnets for neo-Nazis, while police grapple with security plans to prevent tensions from boiling over like in Charlottesville.
The House will hold hearings on domestic terrorism in the wake of the Charlottesville clashes involving neo-Nazis, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul announced Wednesday.
An Oklahoma man was arrested over the weekend after plotting to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb in a vehicle parked outside a bank -- a plot investigators say was modeled after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Violent crime is on the rise this year in some of the country's biggest cities, according to statistics, which find Chicago still leads as the deadliest city while homicide cases have spiked in Baltimore and New Orleans.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Friday that his state is cracking down on crime after seeing an increase in violence in recent years.
A black teenager pointed a BB gun that looked like a handgun at police before he was fatally shot by officers outside an emergency youth center in eastern Arkansas, a prosecutor said in announcing no charges would be filed against the officers.
An Atlanta gym owner is making no apologies after his ban on police officers and members of the military caused a local backlash.
The FBI executed a search warrant and raided the home of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Trump, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
A man charged in the shooting death of a western Missouri police officer has been arrested after an alert driver provided a tip that the fugitive was wandering within miles of where the killing took place, a law enforcement official said.
Four cities seeking federal aid to reduce gun violence and gang crime must first prove they do not employ sanctuary policies that shield illegal immigrants, the Justice Department announced Thursday, the latest step taken by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to force cooperation between local authorities and federal immigration agents.
The Senate voted 92-5 Tuesday to approve Christopher Wray as President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with lawmakers confident he can independently lead the bureau and shield its investigations from political interference.
An off-duty police officer working security for a grocery store in a Maryland suburb shot and killed a shoplifting suspect early Tuesday morning, The Baltimore Sun reported.
A stunning 22 percent of the federal prison population is immigrants who have either already been deemed to be in the country illegally or who the government is looking to put in deportation proceedings, the administration said Tuesday.
Joe Arpaio was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt for defying a judge's order to stop detaining illegal immigrants, but the former sheriff isn't going down without a fight.
Congress should sunset any extension of the intelligence community's dubious electronic surveillance authority to intercept, store and search the contents of international communications under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments of 2008.
The National Fraternal Order of Police came to President Trump's defense after some law enforcement agencies sought to distance themselves from his comments that police shouldn't be "too nice" to criminal suspects.
The U.S. Capitol itself follows a sanctuary city policy that protects illegal immigrants from being turned over to deportation agents, a Republican congressman said Friday, announcing new legislation to scrap that policy.
Federal prosecutions for possession of an unlawful firearm were up 23 percent over the past three months compared to the same time period in 2016, an increase that came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered U.S. attorneys to prioritize firearms offenses, according to the Justice Department.
President Trump on Friday will visit Long Island, New York, an epicenter of the MS-13 street gang violence, to call on Congress to fully fund the crack down on illegal immigration that is key to stamping out the gang.
President Trump on Thursday presented the Medal of Valor to five first responders who took on the gunman that opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice last month.
Defense officials on Thursday tried to convince lawmakers they're getting things under control after government auditors recently managed to set up a fake agency and acquire $1.2 million worth of military equipment through a transfer program that's attracted controversy in recent years.
With his future as the nation's top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is flying to El Salvador on Thursday seeking ways to stamp out the brutal street gang MS-13.
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Authorities announced Wednesday that they recovered massive drug bundles fired across the U.S.-Mexico border fence by what officials described as "some sort of catapult."
Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years.
The Bataan Death March in the Philippines in World War II that was orchestrated by the occupying Imperial Japanese Army is well documented.
President Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a discredited opposition research paper sourced from the Kremlin and financed and distributed by Democrats.
The family of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also slain by a Minnesota police officer.
The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.
The FBI doesn't run afoul of the First Amendment by muzzling companies whose customers fall under investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Restoring the federal judiciary to its constitutional moorings is what many Americans call Job 1, and it was on this issue they put aside their considerable reservations about Donald Trump, swallowed hard, considered the alternative, hoped for the best, and cast their votes for him. On this score, he has redeemed their faith.
An admitted drug dealer with a history of mental illness was charged Friday with the killings of four Pennsylvania men who vanished a week ago. A second suspect was also arrested and charged in three of the deaths.
A man arrested in a fatal stabbing at the University of Maryland that has been under investigation as a possible hate crime has been indicted on a murder charge.
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The family of a Democratic National Committee staffer who was slain in Northwest last year has denied reports that he had been in contact with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and the Metropolitan Police Department has rejected accusations that detectives had been ordered to stand down in the unsolved homicide.
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Trump presidential transition officials had their communications monitored and "unmasked" by the intelligence community, offering the first major piece of evidence of suspected illegal activity by Obama officials against Donald Trump as president-elect.
FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday indicated he has no plans to step down from his post before the end of his 10-year term, despite finding himself at the center of one political controversy after another during the course of the past few months.
The U.S. intelligence community is capable of compromising Android and Apple mobile devices, WikiLeaks warned Tuesday, specifically including smartphones used by sitting presidents in addition to most of the modern world.
WikiLeaks published thousands of purported CIA documents Tuesday that claim to show intimate details of the agency's cyberespionage effort, including malware that turns iPhones, Android cell phones and Samsung smart TVs into bugs and spy cams.
Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, said most of the recent intel leaks are likely originating from people who worked in the Obama administration.
Having long sought to warn the public about the dangers of fentanyl, the drug that recently killed Prince and has been blamed for hundreds of overdose deaths in recent years, law enforcement officials are targeting education efforts toward a new audience -- themselves.
The Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs is eschewing the terms "felon" and "convict" when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, opting instead for less "disparaging labels," Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason announced.
The notoriously violent MS-13 street gang, known for slashing victims to death with knives and machetes, is reviving its brutal brand of violence to reassert its dominance in the Washington metropolitan area -- with authorities linking at least eight homicides in Virginia and Maryland over the past year to the gang.
The New York Police Department next week will stop automatically arresting individuals caught publicly urinating, littering and drinking alcohol in Manhattan, eliminating the need to open approximately 10,000 criminal cases each year.