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Sessions Restricted DOJ Use of Consent Decrees Before Leaving Office

November 9, 2018
The document reflected Sessions’s staunch support for law enforcement and his belief that overzealous civil rights lawyers under the Obama administration vilified the local police.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

November 7, 2018
Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general effective immediately after being asked to do so by President Trump, sources say.

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

October 15, 2018
According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed n 11-page statement with the United States District Court stating that a proposed court order to reform the Chicago Police Department is an overly restrictive measure that could lead to increased crime.

Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

October 10, 2018
"Chicago’s agreement with the ACLU in late 2015 dramatically undercut proactive policing in the city … with homicides increasing more than 57 percent the very next year," Sessions said in the statement.

DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019

August 28, 2018
"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.

AG Sessions Announces Release of Cyber-Digital Task Force Report

July 27, 2018
The report provides "a comprehensive assessment of the cyber-enabled threats confronting the nation, and catalogues the ways in which the Department of Justice combats those threats," according to a DOJ press release.

FBI Announces Significant Arrests in Cyber Sting Operation

June 11, 2018
Operation ‘Wire Wire’ was a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Suspect Accused of Burning Deputy’s Body After Killing Him

June 8, 2018
Steven Joshua Wiggins has been arraigned on federal and state charges that could be punishable by death.

AG Sessions to Address School Resource Officers at NASRO Conference

June 1, 2018
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to address school resource officers (SROs) from around the nation June 25, during the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) School Safety Conference in Reno, NV.

Candlelight Vigil Honored 360 Fallen Officers at the National Memorial

May 14, 2018
The names of 360 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty—including 129 who died in 2017—were formally dedicated on Sunday evening, during the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil, held on the National Mall and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Sessions Moves to Criminalize Possession of Bump Stocks

March 29, 2018
Firearm bump stocks would have to be surrendered, destroyed or made inoperable under a ban proposed by the Justice Department.

Sacramento Sheriff Tells Trump About Spectacular Failures in California

March 22, 2018
"There are spectacular failures every single day around California, and I’m sure beyond, of folks that ICE wants as part of their priority, criminals, that are going to go out and at a known recidivism rate and victimize other folks that we’re unable to capture, apprehend and keep detained for deportation," Scott told Trump.

Justice Department Sues California Over Sanctuary Policies

March 7, 2018
“California, we have a problem,” Sessions told a crowd of about 250 law enforcement officials from the California Peace Officers Association at a meeting in the state's capital city. “A series of actions and events has occurred that directly and adversely impact the work of our federal officers.”

FBI Under Fire Over Failure to Pursue Cruz Tip, Florida Governor Wants Director to Resign

February 16, 2018
“The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” the FBI said.

NASRO Supports Enforcement of Federal Marijuana Laws

January 8, 2018
NASRO executive director Mo Canady said that his organization believes that the attorney general's decision will make it more difficult for youth to obtain and use marijuana.

AG Sessions Wants to Enforce Federal Marijuana Law in Legal Weed States

January 4, 2018
In a memo sent to U.S. attorneys Thursday, Sessions noted that federal law prohibits the possession and sale of marijuana, and he undid several previous Obama administration memos that advised against bringing weed prosecutions in states where it was legal to use for recreational or medical purposes.

America's Biggest Crime Scene

December 7, 2017

The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the most dangerous patrol areas in the country, and the Border Patrol agents who work its most remote areas are often many miles away from help.

AG Sessions Creates New DEA Office to 'Turn Tide' in Opioid Crisis

November 30, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the DEA's 22nd field office would be located in Louisville, Ky., part of a region plagued by the abuse of the prescription painkiller, heroin and the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl.

AG Sessions Announces $98 Million to Hire Community Policing Officers

November 20, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced COPS funding awards to 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers.

AG Sessions Blasts Tech Firms for Blocking Law Enforcement Access to Encrypted Files

November 2, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking aim at technology firms for preventing law enforcement from accessing encrypted evidence for ongoing terror investigations, warning that such actions could have “deadly consequences.”
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