09/12/14 06:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors. Justice Department officials are seeking a...
09/10/14 03:15 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two-thirds of Florida voters support the idea of placing body cameras on police officers to record their interaction with the public, according to a poll released Wednesday. Minorities favor the idea by a much greater percentage than white respondents,...
09/09/14 04:15 PM
WELLS BRANCH, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say police fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who opened fire on officers and FBI agents. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says FBI agents and officers with the Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant Monday...
By Mark Tapscott | 09/09/14 01:41 PM
Department of Justice senior officials have barred or delayed the inspector general there from gaining access to documents crucial to high-visibility investigations.
09/08/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect. But an analysis by The Associated Press found that the...
09/06/14 05:45 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Northern California law enforcement officials are turning to social media to combat prostitution by posting names of men arrested on solicitation charges. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/ndwn9hl ) that police departments in Oakland,...
09/05/14 09:02 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. man who founded a boys' orphanage in Haiti nearly two decades ago was arrested Friday following abuse allegations, authorities said. Michael Karl Geilenfeld, 62, was detained at the orphanage on suspicion of charges of indecent assault and criminal...
By Michael Barone | 09/05/14 05:06 PM
The New York Times has an interesting story on the divergence between the percentage of white residents and the percentage of whites in a municipality's police force.
09/05/14 02:45 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has dismissed two remaining charges against a former Orange County sheriff's deputy who was accused of allowing a convicted murderer to have his wife join him in jail for sex in exchange for bribes. City News Service reports the judge on Friday cited...
09/04/14 05:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are launching a pilot program to test officer-worn cameras. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday that the New York Police Department will distribute 60 of the devices to patrol officers in the coming weeks. Bratton called the cameras "the next...
09/04/14 05:15 PM
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — An inmate charged in the 2011 fatal shooting of a Northeast Texas sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to murder and avoided a capital murder trial. A capital murder trial of Tucker Strickland was to begin Friday in New Boston. Instead, he accepted in a plea deal...
By Larry Elder | 09/04/14 03:34 PM
The U.S. attorney general seems to equate "equal rights" with "equal results" when it has to do with racism.
By Brian Hughes | 09/04/14 03:14 PM
The Justice Department's civil rights division will explore accusations of racial profiling and excessive force against the police department in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson protesters claim the shooting of Brown was just the latest example of hostility towards minorities by an overwhelmingly...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/04/14 11:35 AM
Civil rights groups are hailing the federal investigation as a major victory for those sharply questioning the circumstances surrounding the killing of teenager Michael Brown.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/03/14 07:26 PM
A Tea Party Republican has teamed up with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus on a bill to place limits on a Pentagon program providing surplus military equipment to local police around the country.
By Byron York | 09/14/14
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