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Feds May Choose Not to Pursue Death in Boston Bomber Case

December 2, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder is set to decide whether to pursue the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the decision may not be as easy as some people think.

A.G. Holder Promises Chicago More Crime Fighting Cash

November 26, 2013
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised extra federal cash to fight the gun violence plaguing Chicago’s streets Monday, but offered no specifics about how much.

IACP 2013: Holder Emphasizes Patrol Response to Active Shooters

October 21, 2013
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told law enforcement leaders that patrol officers should be the nation's first line of defense against active shooters while speaking at the IACP Conference in Philadelphia.

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.

DOJ Won't Challenge State Marijuana Legalization

August 30, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder informed the governors of Washington and Colorado Thursday that the Department of Justice would allow the states to create a regime that would regulate and implement the ballot initiatives that legalized the use of marijuana for adults.

AG Holder Changes Drug-Sentencing Rules

August 12, 2013
Federal prosecutors will no longer seek mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, part of a broad new effort to focus on violent crimes and national security while reducing the nation's gigantic prison population, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

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.

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.

Feds Charge Boston Bombing Suspect

April 22, 2013
Federal authorities charged the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction against people and property. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has not announced whether prosecutors would pursue the death penalty.

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.

15 Officers Awarded Medal of Valor

February 21, 2013
Fifteen law enforcement officers were awarded the Medal of Valor for their heroic acts during a Wednesday ceremony at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder handed out the honor.

Biden: Gun Control Proposals To Come Tuesday

January 10, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden will present proposals for new gun-control regulations to President Obama by Tuesday, he told reporters Thursday.

Biden, Holder Meet with Officers On Gun Violence

December 20, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder met with law enforcement leaders Thursday to begin discussions about reducing gun violence.

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.

Mandatory Body Armor Policies Increase

November 19, 2012
A rising number of law enforcement officers are required to wear body armor after two consecutive years in which police were being killed by gunfire with increasing frequency, a new Justice Department study has found.

Obama Retains Holder for Second Term

November 13, 2012
President Barack Obama has asked Eric Holder to stay on as Attorney General and Holder has agreed.

Eric Holder May Quit AG Job

November 8, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder told a group of law students Thursday he may not have enough "gas left in the tank" to continue as President Obama's top law enforcement leader.

Parents of Slain Border Agent Call DOJ Report a 'Cover Up'

September 21, 2012
The parents of a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed with a gun sold in the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation believe a Justice Department Inspector General’s report into the case was mostly an effort to keep Attorney General Eric Holder from being blamed.

Eric Holder Held In Contempt of Congress

June 29, 2012
The House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress late Thursday, making him the first sitting Cabinet member to be held in contempt.

House Committee Holds Holder In Contempt

June 20, 2012
A House committee investigating the "Fast and Furious" gun operation voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, after President Obama refused to release documents pertaining to the case.
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