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Video: DOJ Announces New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.

DOJ's Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job. More here.

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.

DOJ Announces Regulatory Steps to Address Opioid Epidemic

July 11, 2018
The Department of Justice today announced the finalization of an April proposal to improve the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to combat the national opioid crisis.

National Dogfighting Awareness Day is April 8

April 3, 2018
The COPS Office and the ASPCA have partnered to develop The Dogfighting Toolkit for Law Enforcement, an invaluable resource aimed at assisting law enforcement agencies in addressing dogfighting.

Video: FBI, DOJ Release New, Full Transcript of Orlando Shooter's 911 Call

June 21, 2016
Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, uncensored transcript of the Orlando terrorist's 911 call on the night of the massacre.

FBI, DOJ Release New, Full Transcript of Orlando Shooter's 911 Call

June 21, 2016
Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, uncensored transcript of the Orlando terrorist's 911 call on the night of the massacre, calling the morning’s furor over omissions in the document "an unnecessary distraction." More Here.

Feds Investigating South Carolina Police Department at Request of Chief, Mayor

May 17, 2016
Federal investigators are expected to announce a review of the North Charleston (SC) Police Department Tuesday, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release.

NLEOMF Presents National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

May 16, 2016
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), with support from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and BJA's VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative, presented the National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards at the Memorial Fund's annual Awards Dinner.

New Ferguson Chief Warns Officers Not to "Disrespect Badge"

May 10, 2016
“If you work hard, if you stay honest and committed, if you maintain respect for the community and do your job well, we will get along just fine,” he said. “If you fall short of that, and it’s through a mistake of the head, we will work to correct that. But if you do it with malice, if you do the job in a way that disrespects the badge that you hold, I will see to it that you are either removed from police service, or further prosecuted.”

Video: Albuquerque Police Revise Use-of-Force Training Under Federal Guidance

May 10, 2016
Now months into a multi-year federal monitoring period, APD is close to completing its requirement to give new “use of force” training to its entire staff of sworn police officers.

DOJ: No More "Criminals" or "Convicts"

May 6, 2016
Lynch can’t even say that youths have broken the law. Instead she uses the phrase, “young people who have become involved with our justice system.”

DOJ Resumes Asset Forfeiture Program

April 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice plans to resume sharing funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals, reversing a decision made late last year to at least temporarily halt the program that provides hundreds of millions of dollars annually to law enforcement agencies.

Video: DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had in fact rejected a proposed agreement the night before — despite Ferguson officials repeated claims to the contrary.

DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had in fact rejected a proposed agreement the night before — despite Ferguson officials repeated claims to the contrary. More Here.

DOJ Letter Announces Deferral of Asset Sharing, Effective Immediately

December 23, 2015
In a letter dated December 21, the Justice Department announced that because of legislation imposing more than $1 billion in cuts to the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Program, it is "deferring for the time being any equitable sharing payments from the Program," effective immediately.

Video: DOJ Wants to Standardize Scattered Police Use-of-Force Data Reporting

November 13, 2015
The reporting of use-of-force by law enforcement across the country is fragmented, according to a news investigation, and the DOJ wants to change that.

Police Use-Of-Force Data Scattered, DOJ Wants to Standardize Reporting

November 13, 2015
The reporting of use-of-force by law enforcement across the country is fragmented, making it nearly impossible to track and compare agencies, according to a national investigation by ABC15 and other Scripps television stations. The scattered system now has the Department of Justice working to develop a way to standardize use-of-force reporting. More Here.

Video: South Carolina Sheriff Asks FBI to Investigate SRO Incident Captured on Video

October 27, 2015
On Tuesday, a day after the incident, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Justice Department to conduct an investigation of Monday's incident at Spring Valley High School.

Ambushes Against Police on the Rise

October 27, 2015
The number of ambushes of police officers has been creeping back up in recent years, creating concern among law enforcement officials at a time when relations between police and the communities they serve are particularly fraught.
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