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Trump Administration Toughens Policy Against Sanctuary Cities

July 25, 2017
The Trump administration on Tuesday strengthened its crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, announcing a new policy that says local governments will lose some federal grants if they do not honor federal requests to detain illegal immigrants and allow immigration agents access to local jails.

DOJ Honors Suffolk County PD with National Officer Safety and Wellness Award

June 26, 2017
The Suffolk County (NY) Police Department (SCPD) recently received the 2017 National Officers Safety Award presented by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund and the U.S. Department of Justice Valor Initiative for implementing programs which have significantly enhanced police officer safety.

Russians Charged With Racketeering

June 9, 2017
Law enforcement agencies announced on Wednesday a litany of charges against 33 people — including 27 who were allegedly associated with a Russian crime syndicate. Authorities said the indictment represents one of the first federal racketeering charges ever brought against a vor v zakonei — a Russian phrase that translates roughly as "thief-in-law."

Source: Chicago, Federal Government Draft Police Reform Deal

June 5, 2017
The city of Chicago and the U.S. Justice Department have negotiated a draft agreement that calls for an independent monitor to oversee police department reforms, though it is unclear if there will be court oversight at some stage in the future, an official in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said.

FY 2017 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Application Period Open

May 25, 2017
The Bureau of Justice Assistance will accept applications for fiscal year 2017 funding for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program online through 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 28, 2017.

Officers in Alton Sterling Shooting Will Not Face Federal Charges, Report Says

May 2, 2017
The Justice Department has decided not to bring charges against the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, whose videotaped shooting by police in Baton Rouge last summer prompted unrest across the city, and is planning to reveal in the next 24 hours that it has closed the probe, sources tell the Washington Post.

Video: Sessions Says Justice Department will Target Gangs

April 19, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at gangs Tuesday, and said sanctuary cities failure to cooperate with federal immigration authorities "dangerously undermines'' gang enforcement efforts.

Sessions Says Justice Department will Target Gangs

April 19, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at gangs Tuesday, and said sanctuary cities failure to cooperate with federal immigration authorities "dangerously undermines'' gang enforcement efforts.

Justice Department to End 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy

April 12, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared "a new era" in immigration enforcement on Tuesday, saying his prosecutors will try to bring stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers as part of President Trump's crackdown.

DOJ Has 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Overhaul Proposal

April 6, 2017
An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice said in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday that the department has "grave concerns" about its proposed consent decree with the city and whether it will improve public safety, and needs more time to assess it.

Chicago to Move Forward with “Police Reform” Despite Sessions’ Review

April 4, 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said his administration would move forward with changes to the Chicago Police Department after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of federal agreements that have bound other cities’ departments to reforms.

DOJ Issues Confusing Statements on Review of Memphis PD, Review Still in Progress

March 6, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday morning it was ending its federal review of the Memphis Police Department, but by the afternoon the federal agency reversed its stance , saying the review is now back on track.

Sessions: DOJ Monitoring Undermining Police Effectiveness

March 1, 2017
In his first speech as attorney general, Mr. Sessions did not name any specific cities, but he indicated that Justice Department scrutiny from afar was undermining the effectiveness of the police across the country.

Sessions Questions Obama DOJ’s Conclusions in Ferguson and Chicago Police Reports

February 28, 2017
New U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing "some of it" as "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based."

Philly Police Create Officer-Involved Shooting Unit

January 17, 2017
An Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Unit was established within the Philadelphia Police Department on Jan. 1, inspired by a Department of Justice study recommending reforms on the use of deadly force by police officers

Former Chicago PD Superintendent Calls Out DOJ for "Wrong" Conclusions

January 13, 2017
“My narrative does not fit the narrative that they are pushing,” said McCarthy, who was fired in late 2015 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Video: Justice Department Slams Chicago PD for "Excessive Force" and "Deficient Training"

January 13, 2017
A federal investigation into the Chicago police found that officers engage “in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” part of larger, ingrained failures in how the department trains officers and reviews misconduct, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday.

Justice Department Slams Chicago PD for "Excessive Force" and "Deficient Training"

January 13, 2017
A federal investigation into the Chicago police found that officers engage “in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” part of larger, ingrained failures in how the department trains officers and reviews misconduct, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday.

Baltimore PD Commits to Consent Decree, Changes in Policy

January 12, 2017
It discourages the arrests of citizens for quality of life offenses, requiring a supervisor to sign off on any request to take someone into custody for a minor infraction, and also mandates basic training for making stops and searches.

AG Lynch Pushing for Baltimore PD Consent Decree Before Trump Takes Office

December 15, 2016
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that she is hopeful Department of Justice and Baltimore officials will agree to a consent decree governing police reform within the next month — and before President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office — but that reaching a deal depends on continued cooperation and good faith negotiations on the part of the city.
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