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Senate Rejects Mumia Lawyer for DOJ Post

March 6, 2014
The vote was a victory for Republicans and the National Fraternal Order of Police, who said Adegbile's connection with the legal case of Mumia Abu-Jamal disqualified him from holding high public office.

Justice Dept. to Place Newark PD Under Monitor

February 10, 2014
The decision follows a federal review of the way the state’s largest police force swept aside accusations of misconduct against hundreds of officers and its almost-total failure to address complaints of brutality and abuse lodged by Newark residents over the years.

Iowa Sheriff Criticizes Public Safety Broadband Rollout

October 16, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to halt the public release of the emails of Story County (Iowa) Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, after the FirstNet board member criticized his FirstNet colleagues over the deployment of the nation's first public safety broadband wireless network.

Feds Give Detroit $2M to Hire Officers

September 27, 2013
The Obama Administration awarded Detroit a $1.8 million grant Friday to hire 10 police officers to help the city fight crime. The grant pays for a police officer's salary and benefits for three years.

Oakland to Hire 10 Officers With $4.5M DOJ Grant

September 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice will give $4.5 million to the Oakland Police Department to hire 10 officers over the coming year, a federal official announced Tuesday.

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.
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