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Holder: Trayvon Martin Killing 'Unnecessary'

July 16, 2013
The Department of Justice is considering bringing a federal civil rights prosecution of George Zimmerman following a jury's acquittal of him for murder charges.

Ohio Agencies Collect $3.4M In Asset Forfeiture

July 11, 2013
The Department of Justice distributed $3.4 million in asset forfeiture funds to state and local law enforcement agencies in Ohio stemming from three federal cases.

DOJ: Miami PD Used Excessive Force

July 9, 2013
For the first time ever, a federal judge will monitor the Miami Police Department to help prevent its officers from using excessive force after the U.S. Justice Department Tuesday found that several police-involved shootings were unjustified during a four-year period.

DOJ Demands $12.5M Payout for LASD Racial Harassment

July 2, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and others to pay $12.5 million to Antelope Valley residents it says were victims of harassment and intimidation by deputies.

DOJ: L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Targeted Blacks

July 1, 2013
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has agreed to make changes, after a two-year Department of Justice probe uncovered "widespread" unlawful detentions and searches of blacks, Latinos, and other residents of subsidized housing.

Judge Approves New Orleans Jail Reform Plan

June 7, 2013
A federal judge approved a consent decree Thursday governing an operational overhaul of Orleans Parish Prison that would reform one of the country's most dangerous lockups known for inmate deaths, sexual assaults, beatings, stabbings and poor medical care.

Philly Top Cop Asks Feds to Review Department

May 29, 2013
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsay has asked the Department of Justice to investigate officers' use of force at one of the nation's largest law enforcement agencies.

Federal Oversight of LAPD Ends

May 17, 2013
The federal judge who oversaw a dramatic, forced transformation of the Los Angeles Police Department has freed the department from the final vestiges of federal oversight.

The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative

May 14, 2013

The goal of the VALOR Initiative is to help officers rediscover and hone their officer safety skills. Regional VALOR training sessions are conducted at no cost to the host agency or to the officers who attend.

Seattle's Interim Chief Leaves Department

April 8, 2013
The Seattle Police Department's interim police chief said Monday he will leave his post in May, citing a DOJ settlement agreement and monitoring plan as one reason for his departure.

2 Colo. Agencies Settle Deaf-Subject Complaints with DOJ

March 21, 2013
The Arapahoe (Colo.) County Sheriff's Office and Englewood Police Department agreed to better accommodate deaf subjects to settle legal action brought by the Department of Justice.

Death Benefits

March 21, 2013

The Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act was signed into law in 1976, and it codified a means for the families of fallen law enforcement officers to file claims with the Department of Justice for financial assistance.

Embattled Albuquerque Chief Retires

March 18, 2013
Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz announced his plans to retire from a department that has come under intense scrutiny following a federal civil rights probe.

National Campus Safety Center Approved

March 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice agreed to create a national campus safety center that would train agency personnel, encourage research, and disseminate relevant campus public safety information.

NRA Uses DOJ's Own Gun Control Memo Against It

February 25, 2013
The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration — ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support.

Fed Budget Cuts Would Reduce LE Strength

February 14, 2013
Automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would likely trigger mandatory furloughs among agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Border Patrol, as well as sharp reductions in grants that bring equipment and personnel to local agencies.

U.S. Citizen Gets 35 Years for Aiding Mumbai Attack

January 24, 2013
David Coleman Headley helped 10 gunman operating on behalf of a Pakistani militant group in the assault of a crowded train station, a Jewish center, and the landmark Taj Mahal Hotel on Nov. 26, 2008.

Feds Sue Idaho Sheriff for Firing Wounded Vet

January 7, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Jerome County (Idaho) Sheriff's Office for violating the employment rights of an Iraq War veteran.

Federal Civil Rights Probe Targets Albuquerque PD

November 27, 2012
The Department of Justice launched a civil rights probe of the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department Tuesday focusing on officers' use of force.

Seattle Chief: Agency Is 'Not Broken'

December 19, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and other officers defended their agency, which has come under fire after a U.S. Department of Justice report claimed excessive force is "systemic" within the department.
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