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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.

Feds: Excessive Force by Seattle Cops Is 'Systemic'

December 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice sharply rebuked the Seattle Police Department today, claiming cops use excessive force that's unconstitutional 20% of the time.

DOJ's CrimeSolutions.gov Rates Justice Programs

June 27, 2011
The Website, which is under the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) division, is designed as "a central, credible resource to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services," according to a DOJ press release.

9/11 Family Leader Rails Against President Obama Over Gitmo Closing, Handling of Terror Prosecutions

May 8, 2009
The Justice Department's recent plea agreement with Ali Saleh al-Marri should be of grave concern to those who believe the Obama administration will vigorously prosecute terrorists in the federal court system. Al-Marri was sent to the U.S. on Sept. 10, 2001, by KSM to carry out cyanide bomb attacks. He faces up to a 15-year sentence, but will be allowed to argue that the sentence should be satisfied by the seven years he has been in custody.
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