More than 300 police officers died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty in 2021 — the biggest driver of death in a record year for law enforcement fatalities in the U.S., according to a preliminary study released Tuesday.
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A New York City Police officer was killed and another critically wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Harlem Friday evening.
The 22-year-old New York City police officer who was shot to death while responding to a call in a Harlem apartment came from an immigrant family and grew up in a community with strained police relations, but joined the force to make a difference in the “chaotic city,” he once wrote.
Federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday remained tight-lipped in the face of senator’s questions about whether FBI informants were present during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was fatally shot in a shootout with several assailants who approached him in a neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday.
Nikki Sterling was heartbroken in October when she learned her 24-year-old son Dylan had been shot to death in Indianapolis attempting to intervene on behalf of a friend in a drug deal gone bad.
A Chinese scientist who pleaded guilty to U.S. economic espionage charges on Thursday was recruited by the Chinese government as part of a foreign spying program that recruited people with access to foreign trade secrets and technology sought by Beijing.
D.C. officials on Thursday called for the public’s help in catching the person who placed two pipe bombs on the eve of last year’s Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Law enforcement agencies in Washington are ramping up security measures for dueling candlelight vigils on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended the Justice Department’s efforts to prosecute those responsible for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot last year.
The U.S. Capitol Police’s acting director of intelligence says she warned Capitol Police leadership of potential violence days before a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, but that her assessment went ignored.
More than half of Republican voters believe the FBI is acting as President Biden’s personal secret state police, according to a poll released Tuesday.
More police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty in 2021 than in any of the previous three years, according to a national police union.
A New York City police officer’s skull was broken when he was shot Saturday while sleeping in his personal vehicle between shifts, but he is expected to fully recover, the city’s new police commissioner said, calling the officer “lucky.”
Portland Antifa rioter’s charges for assaulting police dropped, court says community service will do
A federal court has dropped its case against a Portland Antifa rioter accused of assaulting police officers, letting the defendant go in exchange for doing 30 hours of community service.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, declared two months ago that the Justice Department had ‘moved as far left as it can go,’ but he may have underestimated Attorney General Merrick Garland.
A 14-year-old was shopping for Christmas clothes last week with her mother when the pair heard screams and hid in a dressing room, where the girl was fatally shot by Los Angeles police after an officer fired a rifle at a suspect and a bullet pierced a wall, the family said Tuesday.
Video released Monday showed Los Angeles police firing at an assault suspect last week at a clothing store, a shooting that also killed a 14-year-old girl hiding in a dressing room who was struck by a bullet that went through a wall.
A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the death of Daunte Wright, prompting tears from the young Black man’s parents and a jubilant celebration by supporters outside the courthouse who chanted “Guilty, guilty, guilty!”
The Pennsylvania Democratic lawmaker carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia on Wednesday is a chief proponent of federal legislation to replace police officers with mental health professionals.
As Russia was working to subvert U.S. elections and sow discord among Americans, Congress directed the creation of an intelligence center to lead efforts to stop interference by foreign adversaries. But two years later, that center still is not close to opening.
Liberal prosecutors who have argued against their predecessors’ “tough-on-crime” policies are suddenly scrambling to defend their own records and results as shootings, thefts and homicides surge in major cities.
Harvard professor found guilty of lying about his links to China and its efforts to steal technology
The former chair of Harvard’s chemistry department has been convicted of lying to federal authorities about his ties to the Chinese government and a Communist Party program prosecutors say is designed to steal technology secrets.
A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program was found guilty on all counts Tuesday.
A jury will resume deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a former suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright.
The law firm representing the main source for Christopher Steele’s dossier on former President Donald Trump may have a conflict of interest because one of its lawyers worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Liberal big-city mayors who raced to jump on the “defund the police” bandwagon are now scrambling to jump off amid signs of a furious voter backlash over rising crime.
More than a dozen Republican lawmakers led by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert are demanding that a D.C. Jail deputy warden be fired over what they call the mistreatment of Jan. 6 Capitol riot detainees.
Almost 90% of U.S. voters are concerned about the wave of violent crime spreading across the country, according to a new survey by a nonpartisan group.
A Baltimore officer is in critical condition after being ambushed and shot while sitting in a patrol vehicle early Thursday, authorities say.
Prosecutors on Thursday rested their case against Kim Potter, the suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Black motorist Daunte Wright.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there’s a growing “attitude of lawlessness” behind the rising crime rates that have frustrated local officials across the country.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, averting a trial but likely extending the time he is already spending behind bars on a state conviction.
New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams said Wednesday he will appoint Nassau County Chief of Detectives Keechant Sewell as the city’s next police commissioner, making her the first woman to serve in the role.
The mayor of San Francisco on Tuesday announced even more initiatives aimed at curbing open drug use, brazen home break-ins and other criminal behavior that she says have made a mockery of the city’s famed tolerance and compassion.
Lisa Schroeder, the owner of Mother’s Bistro & Bar in downtown Portland, Oregon, realized things had to change last month after she was on hold for more than an hour with the local police department.