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FBI to Assume Greater Role in Terrorism Fight

May 28, 2009

The FBI and Justice Department plan to significantly expand their role in global counter-terrorism operations, part of a U.S. policy shift that will replace a CIA-dominated system of clandestine detentions and interrogations with one built around transparent investigations and prosecutions.

Why Are Detroit-Area Jail Cells Empty?

May 28, 2009

Empty jail cells are normally something to celebrate, but Wayne County's top law enforcement officials say the hundreds of vacant jail beds are not because of a drop in crime or more reasonable sentencing. Floors of the downtown Detroit jail are empty because police are arresting fewer people accused of those crimes. Altogether, three county jails that held about 2,500 prisoners a year ago now house 400 fewer inmates.

DHS Approves EF Johnson Technologies Lab for Testing Emergency Responder Radios

May 27, 2009

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formally approved the company's engineering lab to test emergency responder radios for interoperability standards compliance.

Department Dismisses Charges Against 12 Baltimore Officers

May 26, 2009

Internal prosecutor who handled the cases was dismissed, after the police union informed The Baltimore Sun that she backdated charging documents. The move prompted the department to drop prosecution.

BIO-key Enters Strategic Partnership with Nlets

May 26, 2009

BIO-key International, Inc., a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Nlets. Nlets is the premiere interstate justice and public safety data communications network for the exchange of law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety-related information.

Corporal and Sergeant of Arkansas State Police Named NLEOMF Officers of the Month

May 25, 2009
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Corporal Blake E. Wilson and Sergeant Steven Bryan Davis of the Arkansas State Police as its Officers of the Month for March 2009.

NYPD, FBI Heroes Honored After Foiling Terror Plot to Bomb Four Synagogues

May 22, 2009

The cops and G-men who busted a gang of homegrown terrorists before they could blow up two Bronx synagogues got a big pat on the back Friday from a grateful city.

Four Arrested in Plot to Bomb New York Synagogues

May 21, 2009

The FBI and NYPD busted a four-man homegrown terror cell Wednesday night that was plotting to blow up two Bronx synagogues while simultaneously shooting a plane out of the sky, sources told the Daily News.

Partner Tells Court BART Officer was Shaken After Shooting

May 21, 2009

Former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle was distraught but silent after he shot an unarmed passenger to death early New Year's Day, his partner testified Wednesday. "When I looked at Officer Mehserle, his forehead was extremely sweaty, his face was flushed and his eyes were big," Officer Jon Woffinden testified at Mehserle's preliminary hearing on a murder charge. "He didn't say anything. ... I told him that he needed to take a walk."

Illegal Immigrant Gets 12 Years for Fatal Charleston Hit-and-Run

May 21, 2009
Jesus Magana, an illegal immigrant with no driver's license, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving a death and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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