Law Enforcement & Intelligence
The latest coverage of the law enforcement community and all aspects of the U.S. intelligence.
Durham to testify before Congress as calls for high-level prosecutions increase
Special counsel John Durham will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee on June 21 to discuss his scathing report about the FBI as criticism mounts over the lack of high-profile prosecutions during his sprawling, four-year investigation.
Body-cam footage shows indicted ex-police officers laughing at man who died in their custody
Three former police officers who were indicted by a Mississippi grand jury joked around about a Black man who died in their custody, with one of them questioning whether to call an ambulance for the man immediately, body-camera footage shows.
Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis gets $19 million settlement
The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man killed by a sheriff’s deputy while suffering a mental health crisis will get $19 million from government state and local agencies and changes to how officers are trained, under a settlement announced Tuesday.
‘Spies’ carry goods to New York in mission to help children with cancer
As spy thrillers go, the plot may sound familiar: A retired U.S. intelligence officer works quietly to move high-value items out of a war zone. A top Ukrainian general personally signs the contents and ensures they’re driven safely away from the front lines of his country’s raging battle with Russia.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser names Chief Ashan Benedict as city’s interim top cop
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has tapped Chief Ashan Benedict as the District’s interim police leader as her nationwide search for a permanent replacement to Chief Robert Contee III continues.
FBI broke rules in scouring foreign intelligence on Jan. 6 riot, racial justice protests, court says
FBI officials repeatedly violated their own standards when they searched a vast repository of foreign intelligence for information related to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and racial justice protests in 2020, according to a heavily blacked-out court order released Friday.
Texas militia member sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for attacking police during Capitol riot
A Texas militia member was sentenced Friday to nearly five years in prison for attacking police officers at the U.S. Capitol, seriously injuring one of them during a mob’s attack on Jan. 6, 2021.
FBI says past searches of foreign intelligence database broke standards but reforms have been made
FBI officials repeatedly violated their own standards when they searched a vast repository of foreign intelligence for information related to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U..S. Capitol and racial justice protests in 2020, according to a heavily blacked-out court order released Friday.
Judge blocks release of video, records in Tyre Nichols beating death investigation
A Tennessee judge on Friday continued to temporarily block the release of more video footage and records in the investigation into Tyre Nichols’ death, but said he does want to make public as much information as possible that would not interfere with the rights to a fair trial for five Memphis police officers facing charges.
FBI whistleblowers describe retaliation by bureau brass against rank and file who speak out
Three FBI whistleblowers testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee Thursday and described abuses they witnessed at the bureau and how the FBI retaliates against its employees who speak out against the agency.
Grand jury indicts man in 4 University of Idaho stabbing deaths, eliminating need for hearing
A grand jury has indicted a man who was already charged in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, allowing prosecutors to skip a planned week-long preliminary hearing that was set for late June.
Biden to bar federal agents from considering race, nationality in most investigations
Federal law enforcement agents will be prohibited from considering a suspect’s nationality or ethnicity in criminal probes when updated anti-discrimination guidelines are announced soon by the Justice Department.
No remorse: Democrats stick to Trump-Russia collusion claims despite Durham report
Democrats aren’t buying a yearslong, independent investigation’s findings that the FBI lacked “actual evidence” to justify its probe into whether Donald Trump colluded with Russians to win the 2016 presidential election.
Lack of high-profile prosecutions in Durham probe leaves Republicans fuming
Special counsel John Durham’s failure to indict any Obama-era FBI officials involved in the Trump-Russia collusion probe has left conservative activists and Trump allies questioning why he didn’t pursue prosecutions that they say were handed to him on a silver platter.